First Twitter experiment probes belief in the paranormal

时间:2019-03-08 06:13:05166网络整理admin

THE US government has spent millions of dollars trying to find out if “psychic spies” could identify a distant location with mind power alone. Now one psychologist has used nothing more than an iPhone and the social messaging service Twitter to test the idea. The results fail to show any support for the paranormal. Richard Wiseman of the University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield, UK, together with New Scientist, enlisted thousands of “twitterers” for an experiment. Of these, 38 per cent believed in the paranormal, and 16 per cent claimed some psychic ability. Each day,