"Despite its scientific acclaim and its appeal to a broad audience, UTT has been
heavily criticized. One recurring point of criticism is that the UTE is difficult to
Strick et al identify "moderators" in a meta-analysis
"In summary, the results of this analysis show that the UTE is a real phenomenon...
However, the results also clearly highlight that the occurrence of the UTE depends
on various moderators. Without taking notice of the boundary conditions
there is little guarantee that researchers will replicate the UTE in their future studies. That being said, we would like to encourage researchers to make adjustments
to the initial paradigm according to their own situation and their experimental
Meta-analysis (badly) does the job that should have been done initially!
Still doesn't replicate (Nieuwenstein & van Rijn, 2012; Nieuwenstein et al. 2015)