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mentation

[men′tā·shən]
(psychology)
Mental activity.
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First, in Study 3, it was shown that of the 20 remarkable correspondences selected from an equal number of "scrambled" and "unscrambled" mentations, only 11 came from "unscrambled" mentations.
This is not to say, of course, that correspondences between mentations and film clips in ganzfeld experiments that can not be dismissed as coincidences are inconceivable or have never occurred.
For each randomness condition RNG mentations will allow each independent judge to rank order the target and decoy clips such that the target clip is ranked higher than would be expected by chance.
After completion of all trials in the series, each participant's statement set was separated into three mentations, according to the lability source: RNG, Pseudo, and Table.
Mentations from the live RNG condition will enable an independent judge to identify the target clip to a greater degree than expected by chance.
The ranks allocated to target clips by the independent judge based on the mentations generated using three different randomisation methods (Live, Pseudo, and Table) are reported in Table 1.
Also included in Table 1 is a summary of the ranks allocated to the target by the independent judges using the RNG-generated mentations. We can see from this that the overall hit rate of 25% achieved by the receivers in the ganzfeld is exactly as one would expect by chance.
Neither were we able to replicate the suggestive overall finding of that study in which an independent judge was able to produce a 32.5% hit rate based only on RNG-derived mentations, although the independent judge who served previously did give a similar hit rate (30.6%).
Percipients worked alone and did not consult with each other in order to keep the mentations unique.
Step 6: At a later date, the experimenter (LS) transcribed the three recipient's mentations for each site into one single printed document for the independent judges to use in Step 7.
REG mentations will allow an independent judge to identify the target clip to a greater degree than expected by chance.
Participants were not sent the target materials until they had submitted their mentation.