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precognition

 [pre″kog-nish´un]
the extrasensory perception of a future event.

pre·cog·ni·tion

(prē'kog-nish'ŭn),
Advance knowledge, by means other than the normal senses, of a future event; a form of extrasensory perception.
[L. praecogito, to ponder before]

precognition

/pre·cog·ni·tion/ (pre″kog-nish´un) extrasensory perception of a future event.

precognition

[-kognish′ən]
the alleged intuitive foreknowledge of events. Compare premonition.

precognition

Forensics
A term of art used in Scottish courts for a preliminary statement by a witness; a pre-court evidentiary statement which may be given by medical or nursing staff to a the Procurator Fiscal in criminal proceedings or in a Fatal Accident Inquiry.

Paranormal
The alleged foreknowledge of an event; clairvoyance, especially by extrasensory perception.

pre·cog·ni·tion

(prē'kog-nish'ŭn)
Advance knowledge, by means other than the normal senses, of a future event; a form of extrasensory perception.
[L. praecogito, to ponder before]

pre·cog·ni·tion

(prē'kog-nish'ŭn)
Advance knowledge, by means other than the normal senses, of a future event; a form of extrasensory perception.
[L. praecogito, to ponder before]
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Unknown to the participants, each set of pictures belonged to a different condition--one was a set for the clairvoyance condition and the other set was for the precognition condition.
the target number for the clairvoyance trial and the stock and city numbers for the precognition trial) for that participant.
In total, participants completed 74 usable trials in the clairvoyance condition and 75 in the precognition one, giving an overall total of 149 trials (out of the 216 trial materials that had actually been sent out).
In the clairvoyance condition, there were 17 direct hits and in the precognition condition, there were 16.
There was no such effect evident in the precognition condition, where the sum of ranks analysis yielded only chance results, SOR 194.
Aanalyses of these personality characteristics in the current experiment likewise revealed that none of these personality types correlated with better scoring in either the clairvoyance or the precognition condition.
Another point of interest in this experiment is whether participants (presumably unconsciously) made an attempt at inference in the precognition condition, but that overall, the complexity made this inference too difficult.
The findings from this study appear to indicate that true precognition does not work; there was no evidence that people could predict the target when the target was determined by performing calculations on randomly selected stock market and temperature figures from a prespecified future date.