Fromme D K, Daniell J: Neurolinguistic Programming examined: imagery, sensory mode, and communication.
Journal of Counseling Psychology 31(3), 1984.
Abstract: Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) assumptions were tested by examining intercorrelations among response times of 32 male and 32 female Introductory Psychology volunteers for extracting visual, auditory, and kinesthetic information from alphabetic images. Large (r = .67 to .74, p<0.0001) positive intercorrelations were obtained, the only outcome not compatible with NLP. Next, no support was found for the NLP-derived hypothesis that subjects showing differential ability across sensory modes would choose word phrases reflecting their preferred sensory mode. Finally, no support was found for the NLP-derived hypothesis that subjects matched for visualization ability would communicate Bender-Gestalt design information more accurately than would mismatched subjects. Regardless of who transmitted the design information, good visualizers were significantly (p<.05) better than were poor visualizers in reproducing designs from verbal information.