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That's interesting. I want them to run a third derivation that has the "in memorium" attached, but had no discussion of the ghost. Maybe it wasn't fear of being watched, but a function of the respectful atmosphere that might come about through the memorium to a dead student.
If I read it correctly, that was actually one of the three groups. I had the same suspicion as you, especially given that they said that the difference between those told about the ghost and those not (but who still say the "In Memoriam") was not nearly as stark as the difference between those told about the ghost and those told nothing but the instructions. Either way, I think it's a fascinating result.
Huh, yep. I guess I must have missed that. It's really neat that someone was able to get funding to run that test!