# Test for psychokinesis

## The test

### Result

Tip: Once a button is selected, pressing <Enter> works better than mouse-clicking.

## Explanation

In this test you will try to influence a random process taking place in your web browser. You will do this mentally, using psychokinesis, one of the "psi" or psychic forces.

First choose and enter your target digit, which may vary from 0 to 9. Then click one of the buttons while attempting to lead your computer to the target digit, and the result will be displayed. You can choose between these modes:

• The One button: 1 digit from the range 0 to 9 is generated and compared to your target;
• The Five button: 5 digits are generated and compared to your target;
• The Thousand button: 1000 digits are generated and compared to your target;
• The Hundred thousand button: 100 000 digits. Only use this if you have a fast computer.

In the One mode you would have a one in ten chance of success if no psychokinesis were employed, and a nine in ten chance of failure. In this mode you get immediate feedback of the result, which teaches you what mental state is effective for psychokinesis. It is a form of biofeedback. You can use it to practice and establish rapport between mind and computer.

For the Five mode, the below probabilities apply:

 Score Probability This is about 1 in ... 0 1 2 3 4 5 0.59 0.328 0.0729 0.0081 0.00045 .00001 2 3 14 123 2222 100 000

For just one attempt in Five mode, a score of 4 or 5 would be remarkable. If you do multiple attempts in Five mode though you must not consider the single highest score you eventually obtain, but average ALL of the scores obtained over an integral series of trials of predetermined length (and not select a lucky segment); if the average is greater than about 2.1 this is remarkable.

In Thousand mode you can expect to score mostly between 70 and 130 by chance. For just one attempt, a score of about 130 or higher would be remarkable. If you do multiple attempts in Thousand mode though you must NOT consider the single highest score you eventually obtain, but average ALL of the scores obtained over an integral series of trials of predetermined length (and not select a lucky segment); if the average is greater than about 118 this is remarkable. An empirical table for the interpretation of scores in Thousand mode, with roughly estimated probabilities:

ScoreProbability as "1 in ..."
100 2
101 2
102 2
103 3
104 3
105 3
106 4
107 4
108 5
109 6
110 7
111 8
112 9
113 10
114 11
115 13
116 16
117 18
118 23
119 38
120 65
121 100
122 140
123 185
124 240
125 300