Staring ESP Experiments
Researcher Rupert Sheldrake and others have investigated people's ability to sense whether they are being stared at.
Sheldrake's research in particular has shown a consistent effect, suggesting that people may indeed be able to psychically detect whether or not someone is looking at them.
Precognition Championship uses a variation of the normal staring experiment. You you have to guess, in advance, whether you will be shown a staring face, or a blank screen (these outcomes are equally likely).
This is repeated for each trial (there will be a short delay between trials).
You have to complete 50 trials to take part in the Championship. If you wish to practice with fewer trials, you can use our Staring Precognition Test.
The average score on Precognition Championship is 25. To show statistically significant evidence of precognitive ability, you need to score at least 33.
If you obtain a score that is equal to or higher than one of the top scores obtained by our users, you will be given the opportunity to submit your data to us so that you can be added to our published list of champions!
After all trials have been completed, you will be shown the statistical analysis of your results.
The statistical test (z-test) shows the probability (p) of obtaining your results by chance. If the probability is less than 1 in 20 (0.05) the results are said to be statistically significant and may indicate some precognitive ability.
If you wish to statistically analyse the results from several tests, you should record the number of correct and incorrect guesses on each test. You may then analyse the combined data using our Hit-Miss Psi Test Statistical Calculator. With this, you should choose the Open Deck procedure with a probability of hit = 1 in 2. The total number of hits = total number of correct guesses. The total number of trials = number of correct and incorrect guesses combined.
For example if you scored 250 correct guesses and 180 incorrect guesses, then total trials = 430 and total hits = 250.
Username Date Score z p Gold Medal
14 Apr 2015 41 4.3841 0.00001 Silver Medal
Wickr - hypnic
22 Jun 2022
3 Jun 2014
40 4.1012 0.00004 Bronze Medal
Gabdullin Ildar R. (UFA)
29 May 2022
12 Feb 2017
13 Sep 2014
30 Jun 2014
15 Feb 2013
12 Dec 2011
8 Jun 2010
39 3.8184 0.00013