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Hello again, Bill.
> > > The second experiment is a good start. Once you have a set of fake
> > > Persian words that are as easy to duplicate as a set of real Persian
> > > words, then you test whether the real words are easier to learn. They
> > > should be, by morphic resonance, right?
> > This is exactly what Pickering did.
> Err, not as reported. He only investigated ease of duplication, he
> didn't control for it.
My mistake. Must have been feeling a bit stressed from all the criticism
coming at once from so many people. Makes it more difficult to stay on
You make a very good suggestion. While the invented terms, on average, are
harder to recall than real terms, some are about the same. These could then
be given fake definitions, and subjects might might be told to learn groups
of terms, some real and some not, and then see if the real ones are recalled
more readily than the fakes.
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