Participants were recruited via a sign-up board for psychology students, and the sign-up sheet for the experiment asked for volunteers to participate in an experiment on extrasensory perception
Subjects like extrasensory perception
are dismissed neither for their inherent absurdity nor for their inability to conform to an arbitrary set of philosophical criteria.
So, since we usually fail to exercise or potential foveal acuity of vision, we will continue to generate myths and legends to describe everything from subatomic particles to UFOs, from genetic engineering to extrasensory perception
, and from ancient history down to our own time, with a creative imaginativeness that will for the most part keep us off the funny farm until we find out the reasons why we need myths in the first place.
An abbreviation consisting of the first letter or letters of words in a phrase (for example IRS for Internal Revenue Service), syllables or components of a word (TNT for trinitrotoluene), or a combination of words or syllables (ESP for extrasensory perception
) and pronounced by spelling out the letters one by one rather than as a solid word."
In a recent Phi Delta Kappan (April, 2000), Frank Trocco offers four criteria to help students judge the quality of a topic that might be considered unconventional or "fringe" such as aromatherapy, extrasensory perception
Your energy, methods, systems, organization, ideas for improvement, and even your extrasensory perception
are totally in tune.
Gardner Murphy at the Menninger Clinic demonstrated that individuals could communicate by use of at least two different aspects of extrasensory perception
, and which included mental telepathy (communication between two minds without use of the five senses) (sight, taste, hearing, smelling, and touch).
September 1937 saw the beginning of one of the largest tests of extrasensory perception
(ESP) ever conducted (Goodfellow, 1938).
equates "parapsychology" with "psychical research" but understands it to include more than laboratory-controlled study of the "paranormal." The subject matter includes the traditional three categories of alleged phenomena: extrasensory perception
, psychokinesis (psychically caused mechanical effects), and out-of-body conditions (usually communications with the dead or "near-death" experiences).
Skipper is an expert in extrasensory perception
and beams advice to Parnevik from Stockholm to wherever he plays.
His last book, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark, urged intelligent people to repudiate: Astrology, horoscopes, faith-healing, UFO "abductions," religious miracles, New Age occultism, fundamentalist "creationism," Tarot card reading, prayer, prophecy, palmistry, Transcendental Meditation, satanism, weeping statues, "channeling" of voices from the dead, holy apparitions, extrasensory perception
, belief in life after death, "dowsing," demonic possession, "magical powers" of crystals and pyramids, "psychic phenomena," etc., etc.
- a knack of knowing what's about to occur.