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The landmark paper, "Feeling the Future: Experimental Evidence for Anomalous Retroactive Influences on Cognition and Affect" by Daryl Bem was published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology in 2011. Bem’s paper describes a series of experiments indicating that humans have a capacity for perceiving or predicting events before they occur. The Transparent Psi Project (TPP) is a multi-site replication of the first experiment in Bem's paper. Our project aims to demonstrate the use of methodological tools that facilitate highly credible and rigorous research. The study protocol for this project was developed through an expert consensus procedure (ECO) in which more than 20 stakeholders in the field contributed to finalizing the protocol. The protocol includes a comprehensive toolkit of safeguards against researcher biases and mistakes, such as radical transparency about the entire research pipeline through Born Open Data, Direct Data Deposition, Real-time Research Reports, automation, third-party research audits, tamper-evident seals on data and software, documented training, and laboratory logs.

We found 49.89% successful guesses, which is very close to what we would expect if people don’t have precognition ability and rather are just guessing blindly. This is in contrast with Bem’s original finding of 53.07% success rate, which was significantly higher than what is expected by chance. Thus, Bem’s findings were disconfirmed in our study. In this presentation I will talk about the implications of these findings, and the lessons learned during the implementation of the consensus procedure and the new research methods. Future directions for research on precognition and ESP will also be discussed.

Also, see the (SPR's) Psi Encylopedia entry here: www.tinyurl.com/2pta5gmb
Notice of the date: 2023 AGM of the Society is open only to full Members of the Society. All Members will be sent a proxy form for use if unable to attend.
The Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS), a research center and direct-experience laboratory, has been at the forefront of the scientific investigation of consciousness for over 50 years. Founded by astronaut Edgar Mitchell, the mission of IONS is to reveal the interconnected nature of reality through scientific exploration and personal discovery. Building on the 150 years of researchers' and scholars' previous work, like the SPR, Dr Wahbeh organized the IONS Channeling Research Program. Channeling has been recorded throughout written history, from the Delphi Oracle in Greece to various ancient Hinduism, Buddhism, and Taoism traditions. However, channeling practices are not just a thing of history. Surveys show us that channeling is ubiquitous globally. Channeling is a universal human experience. The IONS Channeling Research Program aims to answer six research questions:
1. How common is channeling?
2. What are its characteristics?
3. How does channeling work?
4. Are there defining characteristics of someone who channels easily?
5. Can we verify the information?
6. Is the content useful?