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The study of the evidence for psychological phenomena, such as telepathy, clairvoyance, and psychokinesis, that are inexplicable by science.

par′a·psy′cho·log′i·cal (-sī′kə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
par′a·psy·chol′o·gist n.
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Adj.1.parapsychological - beyond normal physical explanation
paranormal - not in accordance with scientific laws; "what seemed to be paranormal manifestations"


[ˌpærəsaɪkəˈlɒdʒɪkəl] ADJparapsicológico
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My parents once told me that when they initially encountered this activity, they had attributed it to a figment of their imagination, until a visitor from a university abroad, who was perhaps a pioneer in parapsychological research, had asked them specifically if they had ever experienced such phenomenon, which was a sign of Extra Sensory Perception or ESP.
In coincidence -or synchrony, if you will- with Chris Roe's focus in his Parapsychological Association (PA) Presidential Address (this issue) on the extraordinary contributions of Charles (Chuck) Honorton, I am reprinting in the PA's bulletin Minefield one of his great papers on the relation between alterations of consciousness and experimental psi (Honorton, 1976).
The fourth volume in a thoughtful and occasionally iconoclastic series, "Keep This Quiet" takes place in the '90s in Tienen, Belgium, where assorted parapsychological phenomena accompany the death of her housemate.
Bondu is equally interested in the development of human perception and mental faculties, in the unknown power that ideas have to drive our actions, and, above all, in experiments in "remote viewing," a parapsychological technique of long-distance perception that resonates with his own approach to the past.
Rock, Beischel, Friedman, and Fracasso bring together a group of psychologists, philosophers, neuroscientists, and mental health practitioners from the US, Europe, and Australia, who present nine essays detailing advances in parapsychological research.
The film's plot revolves around a couple who find an entity, (we think it could be 'the apparition' itself but we may be wrong), that appeared as the result of a previous college parapsychological experiment (and now we know).
Oregon passed a law saying that a seller was not required to reveal that the property had been the scene of a crime, and witchy Massachusetts excused sellers from disclosing any "alleged parapsychological or supernatural phenomenon.
While she addresses both these topics, her main focus is the attempts by German scientists and psychologists to make systematic experiments that would elicit and record parapsychological responses.
In the introduction to Living Magic: The realities underlying the psychical practices and beliefs of Australian Aborigines (Chatto and Windus, London 1957), Ronald Rose wrote that his book is 'essentially the story of how parapsychological tests were applied to Australian Aborigines in an attempt to determine the fact and fancy underlying their magic'.
When a spate of suicide cases occur involving victims slashing themselves with razors in their sleep, Kirishima is ordered by her superiors to take a parapsychological approach.
The first author (MS) has conducted numerous parapsychological studies that have obtained positive results and has argued in favour of certain types of psychic ability (e.
Our staff are not all out and out believers there will some very critical investigations into parapsychological experiments.