Failing the future: three unsuccessful attempts to replicate Bem's 'retroactive facilitation of recall' effect.

PLoS ONE 7(3):e33423 (2012) PMID 22432019 PMCID PMC3303812

Nine recently reported parapsychological experiments appear to support the existence of precognition. We describe three pre-registered independent attempts to exactly replicate one of these experiments, 'retroactive facilitation of recall', which examines whether performance on a memory test can be influenced by a post-test exercise. All three replication attempts failed to produce significant effects (combined nā€Š=ā€Š150; combined pā€Š=ā€Š.83, one-tailed) and thus do not support the existence of psychic ability.

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0033423