Abstract: We review the dream ESP studies conducted since the end of the
Maimonides research programme. Combined effect size estimates for both sets of
studies (Maimonides r = 0.33, 95% C.I. 0.24 to 0.43; post-Maimonides r = 0.14,
95% C.I. 0.06 to 0.22) suggest that judges could correctly identify target materials
more often than would be expected by chance using dream mentation.
Maimonides studies were significantly more successful (p< 0.05) than
post-Maimonides studies, which may be due to procedural differences, including
that post-Maimonides receivers tended to sleep at home and were generally not
deliberately awakened from REM sleep. Methodological shortcomings of some
studies are discussed. Nevertheless, home dream ESP research has been successful
and continues to be a less expensive and less labour-intensive alternative to
sleep-laboratory-based research. We hope that interest in dream ESP research
will be re-awakened.


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