There were so many attempts done to present valid proof of the existence of ESP.
As most people have known, extrasensory perception is considered far from being associated with science. It’s labeled as paranormal as it goes beyond normal phenomenon.
Every person has experienced it but we often choose to ignore them. An obvious example would be when two persons discover they understand each other in the mind or both are thinking the same exact thing at the same instant. Another example is when a person somehow knew or felt that something terrible was going to happen to a family member and the person’s premonition actually did happen.
We seldom talk about it in the open because we are afraid what other people might call us. It’s just hard to explain things that we ourselves don’t believe to logically happening. Therefore, we simply pretend everything we felt is a product of our stressful mind. Then we stop trying to understand its very nature.
In Psychology, ESP is called the perception over certain things, which does not involve our basic senses like hearing, sight, touch, smell and taste. In layman’s term, it has been called with a lot of names. Some folks call it our 6th sense, others third eye. Whatever it’s called, ESP is part of every human experience.
There were so many attempts done to present valid proof of the existence of ESP. Though with numerous gathered data, ESP remains a controversial discussion in science even up to date. A lot of scientists render years of study only to find out that in every answer they get, there are more branching questions. Over so many studies conducted to prove the existence of all these different phenomena, only 28 % yielded correctly. Regardless of that, ESP has still been considered a branch of science, specifically a sub-branch of Psychology. The study of ESP is called parapsychology.
Most ESP research has tackled the four most interesting phenomena. It includes telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition and psychokinesis. There are other forms of ESP though.
Mental Telepathy or most often called telepathy is the transfer of thoughts between individuals, like the first example I’ve mentioned above. No one has still presented a solid proof why this particular phenomenon happens.
Clairvoyance is seeing or reading without seeing or without using the other senses. For example, reading the content of a sealed envelope. Some call it luck or coincidence but when it existed repeatedly, like more than a hundred, it’s what bugs the minds of those to study ESP.
Precognition is the ability of a person to predict future events. Unfortunately, this is the most used technique in fraud. A lot of people claim that they can see the future but they actually don’t. They just want money from their customers. And whether it is caused by an evil spirit, no one really knows.
Psychokinesis is the ability to move any material by using the mind. It is also referred to as telekinesis.