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Topic: Extrasensory perception

  Philosophical Critiques: Extranormal Mental States
In the first instance there is an extrasensory perception of an external or "objective" event (clairvoyance), and in the second instance an extrasensory perception of a mental or "subjective" event (telepathy).
Extrasensory perception is such an extraordinary phenomenon that scientists, who as a matter of principle refuse to accept anything as a fact which cannot be verified by the senses in some form or other, derided its possibility.
That clairvoyance and telepathy are extrasensory in the meaning defined, is borne out by a comparison of this type of perception with that experienced through the channels of the ordinary senses.
radicalacademy.com /adiphilextranormal3.htm   (2980 words)

 Extrasensory perception - The Black Vault Encyclopedia Project   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Extra-sensory perception, or ESP, is the name given to any ability to acquire information by means other than the five canonical senses (taste, sight, touch, smell, and hearing), or any other sense well-known to science (balance, proprioception, etc).
The notion of extra-sensory perception is a very old one, and in many ancient cultures it was taken for granted that certain people had such powers of perception, be it second sight, or the power to communicate with deities, ancestors, or spirits.
Among the difficulties having to do with proving the existence or non-existence of extra-sensory perception are that, if ESP exists, it may have a subtle rather than an overt effect, and that the ability to perceive may be altered by the nature of the event being perceived.
www.blackvault.com /wiki/index.php/Extrasensory_perception   (2228 words)

 August 1971   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
One meaning of sensory perception is perception based on stimulation of receptors.Another menaing is perception based on the having sensations.
Extrasensory perception, therefore, can mean perception without the pickup of stimulus information or it can mean perception without any awareness of stimulation.
The theory of sensation-based perception assumes that stimulation and sensation are the same thing and that both are necessary for perception.
www.trincoll.edu /depts/ecopsyc/perils/folder5/muddle.html   (468 words)

 ESP   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
ESP (extrasensory perception) is most commonly called the "sixth sense." ESP (exrtasensory perception) is sensory information that an individual receives which comes beyond the ordinary five senses.
ESP (extrasensory perception) is above and beyond our normal senses of sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch.
The existence of ESP (extrasensory perception) and other paranormal powers such as telekinesis, are disputed, though systematic experimental research on these subjects, known collectively as psi,  has been ongoing for over a century in parapsychology.
www.psychicjive.com /esp.html   (262 words)

 Extrasensory perception - Memory Alpha - A Wikia wiki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Extrasensory perception (commonly abbreviated ESP) was a term used by 23rd century psychiatrists to describe the ability of Humans to perform activities that require use of sensing capabilities beyond the five basic senses of sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch.
In 2265 Starfleet believed that the ESP capacity in Humans was always quite limited, although it had been proven that some Humans could sometimes sense future happenings, read the backs of playing cards, see through solid objects, and cause fires to start spontaneously.
At that time Starfleet also had standardized tests to measure the aperception quotient (or "esper rating") of Humans to determine the degree of extrasensory perception present in an individual.
www.memory-alpha.org /en/wiki/Extrasensory_perception   (362 words)

 Extra-sensory perception - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Paranormal perception of people, places or events by means of Clairvoyance (remote viewing).
Perception of aspects of others which most people cannot perceive, by means of aura reading, medical intuition, clairsentience and telepathy etc.
Perception of aspects of things which most people cannot perceive through clairvoyance, clairaudience, clairsentience, clairalience and clairgustance, etc.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Extrasensory_perception   (2577 words)

 Extra-Sensory Perception - ESP
Many people are skeptical about Extra Sensory Perception - ESP - and related states like telepathy, mind reading, clairvoyance etc. The main criticism has often been leveled at para-psychologists that there may be a tendency to be fraudulent and to fake the results.
In this confusing state, genuine extrasensory perceptions are also designated as superstitious and fake, and are neglected without any in-depth study.
It means the perception of someone else's thoughts by intercommunication between one brain and another by means other than that of the ordinary sense channel.
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In their research into Extrasensory perception (ESP) they found strong evidence to support that 'the third eye' area of the brain is an important sensitive area.
This cannot be contested because if you place a test tube of an enzyme between the palms, after one to two hours there is a rise in enzyme activity and this test has been duplicated in a number of research laboratories reproduced time and time again.
Rupert Sheldrake has proven by extensive double-blind studies that dogs are capable of determining by extrasensory perception (ESP) when their masters are coming home.
www.lycos.com /info/extrasensory-perception-esp.html   (593 words)

 Free Essay Extrasensory Perception - Supernatural Power?
This 5 page paper discusses the idea that deviance is a matter of perception and, as such, is determined by those in positions of power who serve as a 'mor...
Extrasensory perception or ESP is the knowledge of external objects or events without using our five basic senses.
Most believers in the phenomena of extrasensory perception do not understand physics at all and maintain that spatial distance is irrelevant to the exercise of ESP. People often have the tendency to make psychic experiences seem unusual, out of the ordinary, special, somehow set apart, or frightening (edgarcayce.org).
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 extrasensory perception - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Find newspaper and magazine articles plus images and maps related to "extrasensory perception" at HighBeam.
A meta-analysis of mass-media tests of extrasensory perception.
What your friends know about your relationship: a new study reveals that your girlfriends have ESP when it comes to predicting whether you and your guy will last.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-x-extrasen.html   (184 words)

 ESP - Extrasensory Perception
Sally Rhine Feather, director of development for the Rhine Research Center in Durham, sits next to a bust of her father, Joseph B. Rhine, who coined the term 'extrasensory perception'.
Feather is seeking accounts of possible extrasensory perception related to military service.
Feather is a daughter of Joseph B. and Louisa E. Rhine, who gained an international reputation for their studies of parapsychology - mental phenomena that occur outside the normal senses of touch, taste, smell, sight and hearing.
www.angelfire.com /zine/secondsight/ESP.html   (2386 words)

 Extrasensory Perception - Advent Children.forums   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
I've seen a program about extrasensory perception, where a group of people were supposed to draw a certain building.
They were suprisingly accurate at some points, but stil only 2 persons out of the group (a group of the best extrasensory d00des) were about right of the location of the person they were trying to localise...
Extrasensory Perseption or ESP is the abillity acquire information without using any senses.
www.adventchildren.net /forums/showthread.php?t=31824   (1000 words)

 What is Extrasensory Perception?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
There are a great many writings on both sides of the question of whether extrasensory perception exists.
Recent discoveries in quantum physics (the study of the physics of sub-atomic particles) and in cosmology (the branch of astronomy that deals with the universe taken as a whole) shed much light on how mind interacts with the universe.
What is needed is an understandable source that explains those relevant concepts of quantum physics and cosmology which reveal the exact process by which extrasensory perception works.
www.manyuniverses.com /extrasensoryperception.htm   (271 words)

 Blog #7 02/02/06 Extrasensory Perception
“ESP” (Extrasensory Perception) is described as a way of communicating with or of being aware of things, people, and events without the use of the common known senses.
One of the first theories on the nature and functioning of ESP was put forward by Frederic W. Myers in his Human Personality and Its Survival of Bodily Death published in 1903.
Myers realized that a large number of the reported cases of ESP occurred while percipient were experiencing an altered state of consciousness.
www.pflyceum.org /105.html   (1526 words)

 Astop: "Fact Sheet Extrasensory Perception"
First, it is the essentially unanimous opinion of psychologists that the existence of ESP has not been shown in any experiment conducted to date.
It is also important to realize that the existence of an ESP ability in humans or other animals would not be consistent with anything we know about nature, either from the standpoint of physics or from the standpoint of physiology.
Any amateur magician who is knowledgeable, or any gambler who is effective, can score high in such games using nothing but subtly disguised sensory perception.
www.csj.org /infoserv_articles/astop_extrasensory_perception.htm   (1821 words)

 Extrasensory Perception (ESP), Science, The Roots of Consciousness
Although many of you reading this book, like myself, have few personal doubts that something like extrasensory perception is real, the effort to establish ESP as a scientific fact has been a continuous struggle the outcome of which still remains uncertain.
The areas of criticism Rhine and Pratt focused on in 1940 included: hypotheses related to improper statistical analysis of the results; hypotheses related to biased selection of experiments reported; hypotheses dealing with errors in the experimental records; hypotheses involving sensory leakage; hypotheses charging experimenter incompetence; and finally hypotheses of a general speculative character.
ESP is generally divided into telepathy, i.e., extrasensory communication between two minds; clairvoyance, i.e., extrasensory perception at a distance, without the mediation of another mind; and precognition, which is ESP across time into the future.
www.williamjames.com /Science/ESP.htm   (11699 words)

 Characteristics of Extrasensory Perception (ESP), Psychokinesis (PK), and Psi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Characteristics of Extrasensory Perception (ESP), Psychokinesis (PK), and Psi
It covers any instance of the apparent acquisition of non-inferential knowledge of matters of fact without the use of the known sense organs.
It is sometimes used to cover both ESP and PK.
www.nexusbooks.net /obe/3whatisesp.html   (183 words)

 ESP (Extrasensory Perception)
Such perceptions, collectively called PSI phenomena, are grouped in four main categories: telepathy, or mind-to-mind communication; clairvoyance, or the awareness of remote objects, persons, or events; precognition, or the knowledge of events lying in the future; and retrocognition, or the knowledge of past events in the absence of access to information about those events.
Scientific theory does not recognize modes of perception other than those mediated by the sense organs and other body systems, so ESP by definition lies outside the realm of scientific explanation.
Claims for the occurrence of ESP therefore remain controversial, although the converse condition also holds, that the existence of ESP cannot positively be disproved.
www.occultopedia.com /e/esp.htm   (3981 words)

 Guidelines For Extrasensory Perception Research Journal of Parapsychology, The - Find Articles
Milton and Wiseman's Guidelines for Extrasensory Perception Research is a useful little volume that is sure to find its place among the design tools of veteran and student parapsychologists alike.
The pamphlet has twelve chapters of basic topics ranging from basic ESP experimental designs to randomization and randomness testing, from issues that arise from the type of participants involved in studies to the necessity for sensory shielding, and from specific problems in free-response judging to data handling and reporting.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m2320/is_3_63/ai_60054226   (957 words)

 Extrasensory Perception Test / ESP test / Intuition test
Extrasensory Perception Test / ESP test / Intuition test
These are the computer selections that you have to guess.
A computerized version of the official test that saves your results can be downloaded from ScientificPsychic.Com.
www.scientificpsychic.com /esp/esptest.html   (157 words)

 .:. Extrasensory Perception (ESP) .:. ASTRAL TRAVELER .:.
When you interact with people, you are in a constant exchange of thoughts, followed by feelings that are expressed through tone of voice, facial expressions, and other body language.
At the same time you use your intuition, which is actually a form of Extrasensory Perception, or ESP. The term ESP describes phenomena that cannot be perceived through the five normal, canonical senses (taste, sight, touch, smell, and hearing).
Sometimes the term is also used to describe the visionary perception of future events.
www.astraltraveler.com /esp.html   (700 words)

 Independent Weekly: Arts & Entertainment: Features: ExtraSensory Perception
Along with the efforts of his partner Tracey Evora, 31, who was once a spectator at Sherman's events, ExtraSensory has become a cross between an event promoter and an artist management group, still doing most of its work in Raleigh.
Although the group offers a certain amount of representation, it does not have exclusive control over any of the artists and none are held to a permanent contract.
With the cautious success that the group has achieved and its urge to grow, it is curious to judge the overall effect it will have on a small and traditional area like the Triangle.
www.indyweek.com /gyrobase/Content?oid=oid:20099   (1057 words)

 ScientificPsychic.com - Physical Fitness, Puzzles, Personality Test, Educational Software
Optical illusions will make you aware of the contradictions between your visual perception and physical reality.
A personality test and a personality compatibility tutorial will enable you to understand people better and increase your awareness of the mechanisms of social interaction.
Extrasensory Perception (ESP) Tests, Tarot readings, and the Scientific Psychic Workbook will let you explore aspects of your subjective perceptions and understand the scientific method.
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 extrasensory perception
The Rhine Research Center Institute for Parapsychology is one of the world's oldest and best known foundations devoted to paranormal study.
A non-profit organization based in Durham, North Carolina, the Center applies scientific methods toward the exploration of extrasensory perception and psychokinesis as valid human capabilities.
Rhine Research Center is located next door to Duke University, and it owes its existence to Duke and one of its most fascinating academics.
www.loizzo.com /school/hb-esp.htm   (614 words)

 Extrasensory Perception | ESP | Knowledge without Using the Five Senses | Telepathy | Questia.com Online Library
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 Extrasensory Perception--Beyond The Five Senses
The term extrasensory perception was coined by Dr. Joseph Banks Rhine of Duke University in North Carolina.
Some people claim that visualization techniques help them to achieve their goals and to have greater and more accurate intuitions so that they can make correct decisions when confronted with a problem.
There are people who believe that fasting is necessary to sharpen psi perception.
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