extrasensory perception

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the conscious mental registration of a sensory stimulus. adj., adj percep´tive.
depth perception the ability to recognize depth or the relative distances to different objects in space.
disturbed sensory perception a nursing diagnosis accepted by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as a change in the amount of patterning of incoming stimuli, accompanied by a diminished, exaggerated, distorted, or impaired response to such stimuli.
extrasensory perception (ESP) knowledge of, or response to, an external thought or objective event not achieved as the result of stimulation of the sense organs.

ex·tra·sen·so·ry per·cep·tion (ESP),

perception by means other than through the ordinary senses; for example, telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition.

extrasensory perception (ESP)

Etymology: L, extra + sentire, to feel, percipere, to perceive
alleged awareness or knowledge acquired without using the physical senses. See also clairvoyance, parapsychology, telepathy.

extrasensory perception

(1) The alleged awareness of another person’s thoughts, allegedly mediated by poorly characterised “factors”.
(2) Reception of information not gained through the physical senses but rather through the mind, which encompasses psychic abilities (e.g., telepathy and clairvoyance) and their transtemporal operation as precognition or retrocognition.

ex·tra·sen·so·ry per·cep·tion

(ESP) (eks'tră-sen'sŏr-ē pĕr-sep'shŭn)
Arrival at understanding by means other than through the ordinary senses (e.g., telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition).

extrasensory perception

The claimed ability to obtain information without the use of the normal channels of communication. ESP is said to include telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition and retrocognition. There is no respectable scientific evidence for extrasensory perception, but a mass of anecdotal ‘proof’.

extrasensory perception,

n perception in which a person gains awareness of events without using the normal senses. Includes experiences such as clairvoyance, precognition, and telepathy. Also called
ESP or

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