Fascinating - thanks for filling me on that bit of Dead lore.
Personally, I can relate to "Those damn hippies couldn't concentrate too long on anything much" more than other explanations.
"didn't work too well" is probably overstating the case for the sceptics. From the report on the experiments in the Fortean Times:
The Dream Laboratory’s report on the experiment noted: “The average evaluation of the two judges was computed for each pair of dream transcripts and target pictures. If coincidence, rather than ESP, had been operating, the judges’ evaluation of the correct transcript/target pairs would have been higher than all other pairs one time out of six. For Miss Parise, one correct pair obtained the highest rating. In the case of Mr Bessent, the judges gave the highest score to the correct pairs four times out of six… Thus, for Mr Bessent, the ESP hypothesis is supported. Further, some support is given to the position that the agents must know who the target is to be transmitted to and where he is located for telepathy to occur.”
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The run of 6 shows at Port Chester from Feb 18 through Feb 24, 1971 were dubbed the ESP Experiment. Various pictures were projected onto a screen behind the band and the audience was supposed to focus on these images and try to 'transmit' them psychically to a bunch of subjects in a nearby lab. Apparently it didn't work to well. Those damn hippies couldn't concentrate too long on anything much.
These shows were also among the first "Betty Boards" to surface into the mainstream. (Another useful fact to be gleaned from the Deadhead's Taping Compendium Vol 1)
Telepathy experiment? You lost me there. I'll prolly buy Vault No.3 set when my tax refund turns up in a couple of weeks.
Hey, hey - very nice to hear from fellow DHs here and through email. Let's stay in touch and get together ASAP.
Kenny, please forget your prejudices and review it. You get to recount the telepathy experiment story for a start. And this is the first show without Mickey Hart.
Well, well, well. Nice to see some fellow heads out there.....It would be wonderful to meet up with you all sometime soon. I am traveling to Europe in mid august and back early Oct. I will try and set something up when I get back.
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things are a bit buggy still. But let's also say, it's being worked on. And now, back to Oz.
Yes well I've had super service, too. In the past. But the past couple of times? Nah
I've bought quite a bit of stuff over the years primarily from the Dead shop. Only once did the goods fail to arrive, contacted the shop and they were resent.
That's not theft that's super service.
Ah well each to his own. I'm probably a bit hyper as three of those teams are going around in the next six hours or so. :) Seems there may be more of us here in Melbourne than any of us figured. I'll be interested to see how this pans out over the next copupla weeks.
I'm enjoying the GD Radio Hours shows.
It's simple: Go Socceroos, Go Victory, Go All Blacks, Go Storm. And turn up the volume. And then some more.