psychic phenomena

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Noun1.psychic phenomena - phenomena that appear to contradict physical laws and suggest the possibility of causation by mental processes
clairvoyance, E.S.P., ESP, extrasensory perception, second sight - apparent power to perceive things that are not present to the senses
psychokinesis, telekinesis - the power to move something by thinking about it without the application of physical force
spirit rapping, table rapping, table tapping - alleged form of communication with spirits of the dead
table lifting, table tilting, table tipping, table turning - manipulation of a table during a seance; attributed to spirits
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What fascinates me about the wonderfully weird world of quantum mechanics (or quantum psychics) is how the behavior of subatomic particles of matter is able to explain certain psychic phenomena, which can't be explained by mainstream Western science.
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This paper will discuss the connections between three areas of science that are still deeply mysterious with no good answers in sight: the purely subjective aspects of consciousness (qualia), psychic phenomena (psi), and the collapse mechanism of quantum mechanics (QM).
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Consciousness, design, purpose, a god concept, spirits and all psychic phenomena can now be accounted for by a maturing science, with new fields like complexity, artificial life, AI, quantum information and higher dimensional physics, supported by computation and neuroscience.
There had been a rich tradition in religious texts, philosophy, literature, and social sciences to elucidate the causal relationships between psychological phenomena, reaching to a very meaningful body of work in psychoanalysis, which had even achieved fair success in figuring out the causality behind many psychic phenomena through inference.
The book, the first of three on the subject projected by Life Is Amazing, reveals how Conan Doyle was fascinated by psychic phenomena throughout his life.
But I think it's fair to say that the heyday of psychic research never really produced much hay, and in the decades since, research to prove the existence of psychic phenomena has withered completely.
While the editors of this book for non-experts and students provisionally accept that some psi phenomena are real, they present enough material for readers with basic understanding of the scientific method and basic statistics to make an informed decision on psi, paranormal, and psychic phenomena such as psychokinesis, thought transference, and remote perception.
Is the brain the creator of psychic phenomena or is a paradigm shift inevitable?
In "The Case of Florence Marryat: Custodian of the Spirit World/ Popular Novelist," Tatiana Kontou studies the reception of the famous medium's memoir in order to show the difficulty--perhaps the superfluousness--of separating fact from fiction in the representation of psychic phenomena.