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perception

 [per-sep´shun]
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

Paranormal
(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
psi.

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Many members of the near-death group also reported prior instances of extrasensory perception or other purportedly paranormal experiences.
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Nearly half of the population believe in psychic powers such as extrasensory perception, while 41 per cent believe in astrology.
If she is holding a candle, she may have a sleeping disorder and possess extrasensory perception, like the woman in white in La Sonnambula (notice that she always exits backwards).
Psychologists who study telepathy rejoiced when a 1994 study in a major scientific journal supported the existence of extrasensory perception (ESP), also known as psi.
A 1991 Gallup Poll showed that 52 percent of Americans believe in astrology, 46 percent in extrasensory perception and 42 percent in communication with the dead.
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