Imagination and ESP

Participant Information

 What the project is about: This study aims to find out about a particular form of extra-sensory perception (ESP) known as precognition (correctly predicting a future target photograph from a set of five before the target is selected by a random number generator). In order to be eligible for participation in this study, you must be 18 years or over, able to speak/read English fluently.

This study is not online—participants have to come to my office in the School of Psychology (Hughes Bldg; next to The Hub). For convenience, volunteers can either contact Dr. Lance Storm via mobile phone 0437 032 556 with an SMS message; no need to call (just text ESP); OR email at:, type ESP in the Subject line. I will get back to you as soon as possible with my office location and available testing times.

What you will be asked to do: You will be required to complete a few questionnaires. This should all take no longer than 30 to 40 minutes. Participants may also find benefit in contributing to potentially valuable psychological research, as well as gaining experience and knowledge in methods of psychological testing.

Risks associated with participation: There are no foreseeable risks associated with participating in this study. However, in the event that you do experience any discomfort or distress and believe you require support, please contact a help-line such as Beyond Blue (1300 22 4636) or Life Line (13 11 44). Both of these are 24/7 free-call help-lines available to provide you with instant support. Also, if you are a student at The University of Adelaide, you are able to access the free counselling service at the North Terrace campus on 8313 5663 . Students of other universities may have access to similar services.

Where the information will go: Your name will not be recorded and you will not be individually identifiable. If you are a psychology student at The University of Adelaide, you will be required to record your student ID in order to receive your research credit. This information will not be attached to your individual results. All information stored will be accessible only by the researchers. All data will be aggregated for analysis and findings from those analyses will be published. You will in no way be identifiable throughout these processes. If you wish to receive a summary of the results, or have any questions in general regarding the study, please contact Dr. Lance Storm via email (listed below).

Complaint or concerns: The study has been approved by the Human Research Ethics Committee at the University of Adelaide (approval number 16/96). If you have questions or problems associated with the practical aspects of your participation in the project, or wish to raise a concern or complaint about the project, you should consult the Principal Investigator, Dr. Lance Storm (0437 032 556), or contact the Convenor of the Human Research Ethics Committee, Associate Professor Paul Delfabbro on 8313 4936, or email:, if you wish to speak with an independent person regarding concerns or a complaint, the University’s policy on research involving human participants, or your rights as a participant. Any complaint or concern will be treated in confidence and fully investigated. You will be informed of the outcome.

Yours sincerely,

Lance Storm (Principal Investigator)