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Past studies actually show that hypnosis and suggestion can yield tiny improvements in visual acuity, but the improvements we measured were orders of magnitude larger, to the point that many individual cases could be considered “black swan” events. We have also ruled out ambient noise, practice effects, Hawthorne effects, demand effects, and holdback effects as potential confounds. Nor are the results anomalous—they were replicated months later in a separate country. What remains is a set of strong effects that invite further investigation and explanation.   Professor Candy Gunther Brown