I heard some claims that most participants of Milgram's studies were happy they had done the experiment and were fine years latter, other times I've been told that the participants experienced ...
Do fleas jump lower after being covered by lid? If so, do their offspring adjust to this lower height?
This is one of the popular experiments mentioned in motivational books. Here is summary from a motivational webpage: At the beginning of the experiment a number of fleas are placed in a jar. The ...
I've heard stories spread around which basically run something like this: Experimenters took multiple glasses of water and assigned people to focus on them. Some were told to be angry, some were ...
In a 1968 study of the Pygmalion Effect: Rosenthal and Jacobson gave an intelligence test to all of the students at an elementary school at the beginning of the school year. Then, they randomly ...
The video in question, which is in the public domain. Warning: may contain disturbing imagery. http://archive.org/details/Experime1940 The 20 minute 1940 Russian video purports to show the results ...
Did Akakhievitch open up the patient's brain and, one by one, ablate several thousand neurons, each of which related to the concept of his mother?
Source: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=single-brain-cell-stores-single-concept Once a brilliant Russian Neurosurgeon named Akakhi Akakhievitch had a patient who wanted to forget ...
Was there an experiment involving death row prisoners and making them think their wrists were cut? [closed]
I could not find this online, but I heard this story several times from different sources, and I was wondering if it has any basis in reality. The story tells about an experiment that was supposedly ...
Musicians who play string instruments often believe that some of the early examples of the modern form of their instruments produce better sound than recently-made examples with similar designs. This ...
Over the past few months a number of people (who don't know each other) have been telling me that I should try a "power of thoughts" experiment that's also known as "the rice experiment." They're ...
As we were looking for laundry detergent yesterday, I noted that my wife was quite swayed by brand reputation/impressions than price. She stated that she didn't think one type of detergent really ...
This article, linked to by Glen, claims most published results are false. The argument is based on an analysis of how papers relying on statistical significance analyse and report their statistical ...