We began this project with three pilot sessions carried out with a group of volunteers from the Summer Study Program of the Rhine Research Center (then called the Foundation for Research on the Nature of Man, FRNM).
Fifty-two sessions were carried out by this group, held at the FRNM. Targets were randomly selected as before, but no one viewed the correct picture during the session, or knew of its content before the number identifying it was given to the group post-rating.
Parapsychology from Duke to FRNM
. Durham, NC: Parapsychology Press.
Recall now the results that KB found for their three-predictor dataset; if these are added to the total PRL and FRNM
databases, there are 145 trials which yield a 42.06% overall hit rate (exact binomialp = 5.07 x [10.sup.-5], one-tailed).
Broughton, Kanthamani, & Khilji (1990) successfully replicated the ESP/FP finding in an independent study at FRNM
. In this paper, the PRL-1 findings will be compared with those in the later PRL novices series (Series 103-105; hereafter designated PRL-2) and the FRNM
series to estimate the overall magnitude and consistency of the four predictors.
Charles Honorton reports a meta-analysis of studies conducted at the Foundation for Research on the Nature of Man (FRNM
) and his own Psychophysical Research Laboratories (PRL) relating psi success to personality traits in novice ganzfeld subjects.
Rhine & associates, Parapsychology from Duke to FRNM
The transition from Duke to FRNM
. MSPR Newsletter, 1(2), 7-8.
Leaving the FRNM
in 1967, Honorton joined Stanley Krippner and Montague Ullman at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn and later became the Director of its Division of Parapsychology and Psychophysics.
In the spring of 1966, Honorton had finished with the University of Minnesota (not graduated, but finished), and packed up, new wife in tow, to end his long seasonal commute and begin a lifetime future at the FRNM
, now in its new, non-Duke location.
Half way through his sophomore year he moved south with his wife, Lori, and baby, Joey (named after Joseph Rhine), to become a full-time researcher at the FRNM
. Chuck and my wife, Joanna, were already good friends, and our two families spent much happy time together.
The work carried out during the first period (Kelly & Kanthamani, 1972) consisted not of experiments in the normal sense but of tests conducted with a wide variety of standard devices and procedures then in use at the FRNM
. Foremost among these early efforts was the work with Helmut Schmidt's four-button machine.