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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

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’.

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Experimenter effects in extrasensory perception. Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research, 69, 135-149.
Mateevitsi's work is a step on the road to giving humans truly integrated extrasensory perception, Gershon Dublon of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who also works on augmenting parts of the human body said.
This electromagnetic or plasma trace can have an extracorporeal existence and may be involved in extrasensory perception and quantal phenomena.
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).
Emboldened by the words of David Hume that "no testimony is sufficient to establish a miracle, unless the testimony be of such a kind that its falseness would be more miraculous than the fact which it endeavors to establish," Price called on the scientific community to demand only the most rigorous standards of evidence from all investigators claiming to have observed phenomena--in this case those collectively known as "extrasensory perception"--that appear to violate known laws of physics.
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.
Finally respondents were asked their age and sex and whether or not they believed in extrasensory perception (e.g.
News of the Princeton group's experiments spread quickly worldwide, among people interested in paranormal phenomena, including psychokinesis and various forms of extrasensory perception. Notable figures from Europe and Asia stopped by.
The term extrasensory perception or ESP is an unfortunate choice of words because it implies that man has an extra or sixth sense.
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.