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Percipients of orally inflected narrative are never asked to fill in gaps, or to extract for theme, or to "reassembl[e] the film in a unique personal way" (46).
AGENT: In a test of GESP, the individual who looks at the information constituting the target and who is said to "send" or "transmit" that information to a percipient; in a test of telepathy and in cases of spontaneous ESP, the individual about whose mental states information is acquired by a percipient.
Again, the reference is to something actually outside the percipient, and not to a figment of the imagination.
We will suppose that a percipient, Tom, experiences an emotional event when it occurs tomorrow (see Figure 3).
In this latter place, there is constant interaction between what the real world affords and what the percipient selects from it in real attempts to render life intelligible, successful, at least tractable.
They used a technique developed by Stephan Schwartz (2007) called associative remote viewing, where two objects, hidden from the percipient, are each associated with either an "up" or a "down" outcome, and the percipient attempts to describe the object that is associated with the actual outcome of the silver futures market for Monday.
Percipients were compensated with a cinema ticket for each of their two sessions, whereas agents received one cinema ticket for their single session.
There is no visual line of sight to identify the cards, no telephone or radio link, and even if the agent shouted out the identity of each card, at a mile range inside a separate building, our reliable knowledge of the physical world tells us that the percipient cannot hear the agent because the agent's words attenuate in intensity roughly with the square of the distance between the buildings and quickly fall below the inherent noise level of the air (Brownian motion), so information cannot be retrieved by the percipient from the agent's shouts.
My initial studies strongly supported this (Tart, 1976); my second study, with significantly less talented percipients did not produce learning, as would be expected (Tart & Redington, 1979).