BODY OF WORK - P. Brugger (Part 1 of 2)

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BODY OF WORK--
P. Brugger (part 1 of 2)

Spotlighting scientists whose work may be under-publicized

compiled by A.S. Kaswell, AIR staff

This month’s under-publicized scientist is Dr. Peter Brugger of University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland. Here are a few of Dr. Brugger’s most intriguing research reports. We urge you to get and savor copies of the full reports

An Ever-Puzzling Question

The Easter Bunny in October: Is It Disguised as a Duck?” P. Brugger and S. Brugger, Perceptual and Motor Skills, vol. 76, no. 2, April 1993, pp. 577-8..

Imaginative Approach to the Imaginary

Repetition Avoidance in Responses to Imaginary Questions: The Effect of Respondents' Belief in ESP,” P. Brugger and A.T. Baumann, Psychological Reports, vol. 75, no. 2, October 1994, pp. 883-93. The authors describe their experiment thusly:

42 subjects were given the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator which demands checking either one of two response variants for each of 81 questions. Before, they had completed an imaginary questionnaire version, that is, checked 81 times either "a" or "b" without seeing any questions.

Periodic Randomness

Random-Number Generation and the Menstrual Cycle: Preliminary Evidence for a Premenstrual Alteration of Frontal Lobe Functioning,” P. Brugger, A. Milicevic, M. Regard, and N.D. Cook, Perceptual and Motor Skills, vol.. 77, no. 3, part 1, December 1993, pp. 915-21.

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