In late 2000, Dean Radin designed the games at GotPsi.org, hosted by the Boundary Institute (part of a think tank Radin founded with computer scientist Richard Shoup). The purpose of the games is twofold: the "player" can track their own psi hits and misses, and the statistical information gathered is available for research purposes. In the site's first five years, it collected results from 60 million trials conducted by nearly 250,000 worldwide participants.
Games include three variations on the "card test" (participants indicate which of five face-down cards will be selected by the computer), two remote viewing tests, a location test (players predict where the computer will place a dot on a square field), and a lottery test (users try their hand at predicting "winning" numbers). Results are immediately available to players and the site keeps users abreast of whether their results are below, at, or above chance.
The importance of the collection of these statistics for research purposes cannot be overestimated. In Radin's 2006 book Entangled Minds, he details several astonishing findings in the statistics surrounding September 11, 2001. A sophisticated analysis of words used in the remote viewing studies to create a "terrorism ideation score" particularly startled Radin:
"This analysis showed, to my surprise, that on 9/11 the curve dropped to its lowest point in 3 years of collecting data. Rather than increase in value, as might be predicted if lots of people were suddenly having spontaneous premonitions of disaster, and inadvertently reporting those impressions in this online test, the scores significantly dropped as 9/11 approached….the odds against chance [of this occurrence on this date] was 3,300 to 1."
Analysis of the card test trials "showed a huge drop in performance observed prior to 9/11. […] This means users were actively avoiding hitting the correct card just prior to 9/11."
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