Crossword experiment in waking life (2023)

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Crossword experiment in waking life (1)In the work of Richard Linklaterwaking life(2001), two of the characters discuss the idea of ​​synchronicity. You mention an experiment where people were isolated and given a crossword puzzle every day. If the crossword was a day old, meaning thousands of people had already filled it in, then people would have an easier time getting the answers because, of course, the answers were already "out there" in the collective memory.

The question is, has anyone actually done this experiment or something similar, and what are the references? I don't expect it to really have a significant effect, but I'd still like to hear if anyone has tried it.

Please reply in the comments

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I like it. It's like this whole telepathic thing is going on that we're all a part of whether we're aware of it or not. That would explain why there are all these seemingly spontaneous leaps in innovation in science and art all over the world, as if the same results were appearing everywhere independently. One guy at a computer discovers something, and almost simultaneously a bunch of other people around the world discover the same thing. They conducted this study in which they isolated a group of people over time and monitored their crossword skills compared to the general population and secretly gave them a one-day crossword, one that had already been answered by thousands of other people. , and their scores increased dramatically. Like 20%. Once the answers are available, people can collect them. As if we were all telepathically sharing our experiences.

  1. Interestingly, I had just posted this question on the blog when I decided to have a drink at the institute cafe. I was walking around the apartment thinking about the crossword puzzle experiment and when I walked into the coffee room, our coffee lady June was sitting with a couple of secretaries and said, 'Talk about the devil! Hi Tom, we talked about you, can you help us with this crossword puzzle?
    I swear I'm not making this up!

  2. I definitely remember doing an experiment in Tomorrow's World to test this over a decade ago where one of these dot patterns, which is actually an image, was shown to the public and then shown what the image actually was. The puzzle was then given to a group of students in another country a week later (I remember Denmark for some reason, but I'm probably wrong). However, I have no idea how it turned out.

  3. A small reference to a research drug on Rupert Sheldrake's "morphic resonance" claims, but no reference to published results was apparent. These ideas are akin to the old hundredth monkey rumor that Sheldrake also likes to jog. Discover's Sheldrake profile might interest you:
    I wonder how they explain the great difficulty native English speakers have in learning Chinese; After all, there are 1.3 billion Chinese speakers, shouldn't that give us a boost if just a few hundred crossword puzzles could?
    In short, these claims are a bunch of bullshit.

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  4. I could not find any independent reference to any experiments conducted by Monica England of the University of Nottingham (as mentioned in Sheldrake's writings), but I did find reference to an experiment that found no effect on Sheldrake's SciAm-Fisking of Sheldrake:
    “…in 2000, John Colwell of Middlesex University, London, conducted a formal test using Sheldrake's experimental protocol. Twelve volunteers participated in 12 sequences of 20 fixed or unfixed trials each and received feedback on the accuracy of the last nine sessions. Results: Subjects could only recognize that they were being observed when precise feedback was provided, which Colwell attributed to the subjects learning what was in fact a non-random presentation of the tests. When University of Hertfordshire psychologist Richard Wiseman also tried to replicate Sheldrake's research, he found that subjects perceived gazes no better than random.

  5. Reader Alex Robinson wrote to me to say:
    When I read your last entry, I immediately thought "This has something to do with Rupert Sheldrake and Morphic Resonance". In fact, the exact thought was "This has something to do with that quack Rupert Sheldrake and Morphic Resonance."
    Lo and behold, a short Google later
    “The space does not allow to summarize all the work that is currently being done. I will mention only one recent experiment. It's not the best experiment, but it's the easiest to explain. This happened with crosswords in the Psychology department at the University of Nottingham. The young woman who did this, Monica England, reasoned as follows: If morphic resonance is underway, tomorrow should be easier to solve today's newspaper crossword than yesterday.
    We were therefore able to persuade a London newspaper, The Evening Standard, to make their crossword puzzle available in advance for this experiment. Pupils were tested in Nottingham the day before and the day after the London crosswords were released. Control puzzles that had not yet been published at that time were also tested. Of course, different groups of students were tested before and after. Control puzzles provided a measure of each subject's ability to solve control puzzles.
    It was found that after publication, student performance on the test puzzle improved by 25% compared to the control puzzle. This result is statistically significant and of course very interesting."
    but apparently it was never published in a newspaper...
    I consider myself colored in different shades of surprise.

  6. I stumbled upon this site while trying to find some solid evidence to add to my "Theory of Mind". My theory attempts to show that our mind can coexist with our body in the fourth dimension, but is separate from our body and sees time as a wavy thread rather than a single point. I think if our minds are separate from our bodies it might help explain the synchronicity theory. So how can reverse work to help me? If anyone has done this experiment and would like to share the results with me, please email me through my hotmail🇧🇷 Your input would be very helpful. And in case anyone is wondering, my theory involves string theory.

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  7. All this is so Jorge Luis Borges, in Tlön Uqbar Orbis Tertius… I love it.

  8. I am writing a research paper on psychics for crime solving... find out with me boys... examining the "law of attraction" which more or less validates your reality that your life is entirely the fault of your thoughts for who you are Project. In the book and movie called The Secret, humans break down all universes into energy...every cell in our body creates and uses energy to live...depending on the animal, solid object, material, electronics, whatever, let's focus on humans. .. people are energy, thoughts are not something that can be scaled on an unstable meter, they are electrical, um, some power shit. (You have enough power in your body to light up a city for two weeks) When enough people solve the same crossword, they energetically create words at the subtle frequency that each individual's intuition picks theoretically, when people are thinking same (the 100th monkey), the next person will think the same and HEY, that word fits the puzzle! Now back to my subject of psychic detectives...when criminals think...which I am sure everyone thinks is that they are thinking energetically at a frequency that is projected outwards (Law of Attraction), creating a thought that a psychic ( let's define them as people who have a high sensitivity class) who can hear a criminal's thoughts and where he hides the body. Psychic drops the po po and in some people's eyes it's all bullshit... but hey, that's just my opinion.

    1. hmm That really clears it up, RickyJI. Thank you very much. Until his post, I was confused by the topic under discussion.

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