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mentation

[men′tā·shən]
(psychology)
Mental activity.
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When judging all the mentations from the ganzfeld experiment, the judge (JW) noted that water and birds were, in fact, very common themes in the mentations, even though in many cases, there was no water or birds on any of the four clips in the set to be judged.
Following this explanation, the correspondences between mentations and decoy clips could be viewed as due to clairvoyance, or, for those receivers who later watched all four clips in the used set, as due to precognition.
An independent judge (JW) rated the virtual mentations according to their similarity to the target video clip and three decoys, as the "human receiver" had done with his or her own personal mentation.
202, suggesting that the mentations were indeed open to a range of interpretations.
Mentations from the live RNG condition will enable an independent judge to identify the target clip to a greater degree than expected by chance.
Thus the independent judge, JW, was provided with 120 mentations to be rated against target clips and decoys.
Afterward they were shown four target possibilities (all postcard-sized pictures) and they rated each picture as to its similarity to their mentation.
RNG mentations will allow each independent judge to identify the target clip to a greater degree than expected by chance.
Following the mentation period, the experimenter read the receiver's mentation back to him/her and asked if there was anything further that he/she would like to add or elaborate upon.
Percipients worked alone and did not consult with each other in order to keep the mentations unique.
Such a study promises to be cleaner, because it overcomes variations in the sender-receiver relationship and affords more sensitive measurement of any sender effect as mentations generated as a string of selected statements can be judged both holistically (blind judging of mentations, rank ordering all clips in the pool) and atomistically (number of statements originally coined for the target clip that were selected as part of the mentation vs.
Ease of implementation Simplified control mechanism eases imple- mentation of 10 Gbit/s interface design.