Stojnica FE pred ljubljansko mestno hišo

Date of publication: 12.10.2023 Start date: 14.10.2023 Start time: 09:00 Location Stritarjeva ulica 2, 1000 Ljubljana

On Saturday, 14 October, between 9 am and 3 pm, the "Are you psychic?" stall will be open. the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the University of Ljubljana presents in front of the Ljubljana City Hall.

"Are you clairvoyant?"

In 2011, psychology professor Daryl J. Bem from Cornell University published a paper investigating whether people have psychic abilities.

1000 students took part in 9 experiments to scientifically investigate whether it is possible to prove the effect of an event that hasn't even happened yet.

One experiment looked at how clairvoyant people are when looking at erotic images. The experiment was called Precognitive Detection of Erotic Stimuli.

Students observed a series of 100 hidden images. The images were mixed, some erotic and some non-erotic. Each image was hidden and only appeared when the keyboard was pressed. The students had to predict beforehand whether they thought the picture would be erotic.

If the students had answered completely at random, the probability of predicting the correct image would have been 50%.

In Bem's experiment, erotic images were found with a probability of 53%.

At first glance, the difference in percentages may not seem significant, but in engineering it is very important. At the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, the Metrology and Quality Laboratory also deals with such measurements.

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