# An investigation of telepathy.

Essay by aberystwyth987 March 2004

ntroduction

The aim of this investigation is to statistically analyse the results of telepathy tests run on a selection of people to determine whether none/one/some/all of them poses telepathic powers. These results could be used as a representative sample of other similar people.

The selection of people will be children, all 16 or 17 years old, from a further mathematics class. These children are similar in age and assumed to be similarly intelligent. A group of people similar in these characteristics has been chosen, so this group could be used as a representative sample of other similar people.

The sample size will be 10 people large, as this should be large enough to show if any of them have telepathic powers compared to the rest. This size should also be large enough to show if further investigation into this group of society about their telepathic powers should be considered, should some of them exhibit telepathic powers.

This size should also be large enough to determine whether the "transmitter" (see below), possesses telepathic powers.

A person will take card from a pack of cards and will look at it, while not letting anyone but him/her to view the card. Another person will then state what suit they think the card is, heart, diamond, club or spade. Whether they got the suit right or wrong will be recorded.

This investigation will try and determine whether any people in the group can receive telepathic messages, and so the person viewing the card - the "sender", will be the same person throughout the investigation. This means that the telepathic "sending" ability of the person viewing the card is also tested. When looking at the results from the group as a whole, the telepathic powers of the sender can be analysed, while looking at individual...