Can you tell who is calling?

In this test there are three participants, who can use either mobile phones or landlines. In each trial, one of these people is the caller, and the other two are potential receivers. The test involves the potential receivers guessing who is the caller.

Register for the test by putting in your own name and telephone number (landline or mobile). After you login and you will be prompted to enter the names and numbers of two friends (landline or mobile). You will be able to initiate the test whenever you want. When you do, the system will call all three participants right away so please make sure you the other two people are free to take part before starting a test. You will all be put on the line together in a conference-call format, where you can talk to each other.

The system will tell you when the first trial is about to start. One of you will be the caller, and the other two will be receivers. For each trial the caller is picked at random, so you may all have turns at being the caller. If you are the caller, you will be told which of the receivers to focus on and you will hear the sound of waves breaking until you are connected to be the person you are thinking about. If you are one of the two potential receivers, you will be asked to guess who is the caller, and you will then be asked to guess if the caller is calling you or the other person. The caller will then be connected with the receiver he or she has been focussing on. After they have had a chance to speak for a while, the other person will be linked up again so all three can talk together until the next trial begins.

There will be six trials altogether and at the end you will all be told the results of the test. You can repeat the test at any time. But please make sure the other two people are free to take part before starting a new test.

It may sound complicated, but it's quite easy and you will be given clear instructions as you go along!

This test uses a different system to previous telephone telepathy tests and we would welcome any feedback. If you experience any problems, find the procedure unclear, or have any suggestions, please contact Rupert.

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