In 2005 Pehr Granqvist, a psychologist at Uppsala University in Sweden - , questioned Dr. Michael Persinger's findings in a paper published in Neuroscience Letters. Granqvist claimed that Persinger's work was not "double blind." Those conducting Persinger's trials, who were often graduate students, knew what sort of results to expect, with the risk that the knowledge would be transmitted to experimental subjects by unconscious cues. They were also frequently given an idea of what was happening by being asked to fill in questionnaires designed to test their suggestibility to paranormal experiences before the trials were conducted. Granqvist set about conducting the experiment double blinded and found that the presence or absence of the field had no relationship with any religious or spiritual experience reported by the participants.However, Persinger has stood by his findings, arguing that several of his previous experiments have explicitly used double- Blind protocols, and that Granqvist failed to fully replicate Persinger's experimental conditions 1.
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