How Does Extrasensory Perception Work?


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According to the U.S. government, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the University of California at Berkeley, all of which have conducted scientific studies on extrasensory perception, there is no substantive evidence indicating that extrasensory perception exists. Rather, it is likely just a result of chance.

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How Does Extrasensory Perception Work?
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Extrasensory perception, also known as ESP, is an umbrella term for the ability to sense things about the world before they happen. There are several different types of extrasensory perception. Mind reading is the ability to receive an image or thought from another person as they are thinking it. Another form of extrasensory perception is the ability to sense events before they happen. Psychokinesis, which is the ability to bend objects or make them move using only one's mind, is another form of extrasensory perception.

Despite the exhaustive scientific research that's been conducted in an effort to establish that extrasensory perception is a legitimate phenomena, studies have failed to prove that individuals have this ability, and instances of extrasensory perception that have occurred in humans are often believed to be nothing more than mere chance occurrences. Studies have revealed that even those who do not claim to have extrasensory perception abilities are right about the things that they sense about as often as those who do claim to have this ability.

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