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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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Extrasensory perception is a method by which information may be unconsciously perceived (Williams et al.
A 'sheep-goat effect' in repetition avoidance: Extrasensory perception as an effect of subjective probability?
Volume 1 of Extrasensory Perception gives highly contrasting views regarding the status of psi research in the United States versus Europe with much more optimism shown towards non-U.
Nearly half of the population believe in psychic powers such as extrasensory perception, while 41 per cent believe in astrology.
Whatever communication transpired between them must have been a mixture of language and extrasensory perception, and the results were a stunning materialization--his great choreographic vision enhanced and fulfilled in fabric.
But John Grisham says no extrasensory perception was involved.
Parapsychology is the study of conscious experiences including extrasensory perception (ESP: telepathy, clairvoyance, and precognition) and psychokinesis (PK: interaction of mind and physical matter) that are described as paranormal or anomalous because they appear to transcend our current understanding of physical laws.
This power or ability has been called by many names, such as intuition, extrasensory perception, sixth sense and inner knowing.
At the same time, he discerns no great value in them, aside from their usefulness in evaluating such highly controversial findings as those suggesting the existence of extrasensory perception.
EXTRASENSORY PERCEPTION (ESP): Paranormal cognition; the acquisition of information about an external event, object, or influence (mental or physical; past, present, or future) in some way other than through any of the known sensory channels.
Despite the occasional ridicule he received even from his fellow Jesuits, who could not understand his interest in such unorthodox, nonacademic subjects as mediumship, hypnosis, extrasensory perception (or ESP) and other paranormal phenomena, "Father Bu," as he was known to colleagues and students, pursued such studies with religious passion.
The poll results, published in the winter 1991 SKEPTICAL INQUIRER, include the following: One in four people believe in ghosts, one in six cite communications with someone deceased, one in four say they have communicated "telepathically" with another person, one in 10 claim to have seen or been in the presence of a ghost, one in seven say they have seen a UFO, one in four believe in astrology and about half believe in extrasensory perception.