Precognition

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Not to be confused with Precognition (Scots law).wikipedia
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Parapsychology

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Despite the lack of scientific evidence, many people still believe it to be real; it is still widely reported and remains a topic of research and discussion within the parapsychology community.
Parapsychology is the study of alleged psychic phenomena (extrasensory perception, as in telepathy, precognition, clairvoyance, psychokinesis, a.k.a. telekinesis, and psychometry) and other paranormal claims, for example related to near-death experiences, synchronicity, reincarnation, apparitional experiences, etc. It is considered to be pseudoscience by a vast majority of mainstream scientists, in part because, in addition to a lack of replicable empirical evidence, parapsychological claims simply cannot be true "unless the rest of science isn't."

An Experiment with Time

Serialism (philosophy)
He reported his findings in his 1927 book An Experiment with Time.
An Experiment with Time is a book by the British soldier, aeronautical engineer and philosopher J. W. Dunne about his precognitive dreams and a theory of time which he later called "Serialism".

Extrasensory perception

ESPsecond sightextra-sensory perception
Since ancient times, precognition has been associated with trance and dream states involved in phenomena such as prophecy, fortune telling and second sight, as well as waking premonitions.
The term was adopted by Duke University psychologist J. B. Rhine to denote psychic abilities such as intuition, telepathy, psychometry, clairvoyance, and their trans-temporal operation as precognition or retrocognition.

Trance

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Since ancient times, precognition has been associated with trance and dream states involved in phenomena such as prophecy, fortune telling and second sight, as well as waking premonitions.

On Divination in Sleep

On Prophesying by Dreams
Aristotle carried out an inquiry into allegedly prophetic dreams in his On Divination in Sleep.
On Divination in Sleep (or On Prophesying by Dreams; ; Latin: De divinatione per somnum) is a text by Aristotle in which he discusses precognitive dreams.

Déjà vu

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Although some interpret déjà vu in a paranormal context, mainstream scientific approaches reject the explanation of déjà vu as "precognition" or "prophecy".

Helmut Schmidt (parapsychologist)

Helmut Schmidt
In 1969 Helmut Schmidt introduced the use of high-speed random event generators (REG) for precognition testing, and experiments were also conducted at the Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research Lab.
In the 1960s Schmidt carried out experiments into clairvoyance and precognition.

Paranormal

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As with other paranormal phenomena, there is no accepted scientific evidence that precognition is a real effect and it is widely considered to be pseudoscience.
About 70% also claimed to have seen, heard, or been touched by an animal or person that they knew was not there; 80% have reported having a premonition, and almost 50% stated they recalled a previous life.

Psychic

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Precognition (from the Latin prae-, "before" and cognitio, "acquiring knowledge"), also called prescience, future vision, future sight is a claimed psychic ability to see events in the future.
The experiment was designed to produce positive results if telepathy, clairvoyance or precognition occurred, but despite this no distinguishable neuronal responses were found between psychic stimuli and non-psychic stimuli, while variations in the same stimuli showed anticipated effects on patterns of brain activation.

C. E. M. Hansel

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Once again, flaws were found in all of Schmidt's experiments, when the psychologist C. E. M. Hansel found that several necessary precautions were not taken.
In the book he debunked many of the parapsychological experiments into ESP, clairvoyance, precognition and psychokinesis as being based on error, misinterpretation and fraud.

Samuel Soal

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Samuel G. Soal was described by Rhine as one of his harshest critics, running many similar experiments with wholly negative results.
These studies, conducted in collaboration with K. M. Goldney and F. Bateman, were widely reviewed as among the most challenging proofs of precognition and telepathy.

Telepathy

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Within parapsychology, telepathy, often along with precognition and clairvoyance, is described as an aspect of extrasensory perception (ESP) or "anomalous cognition" that parapsychologists believe is transferred through a hypothetical psychic mechanism they call "psi".

The World Jones Made

The American Robert Heinlein employed it in his short stories Elsewhen and Lost Legacy (republished in his 1953 collection Assignment in Eternity), while Philip K. Dick’s 1956 science fiction short story The Minority Report used precognition as a central plot element, as did his 1956 novel The World Jones Made.
The World Jones Made is a 1956 science fiction novel by American writer Philip K. Dick, examining notions of precognition, humanity, and politics.

The Minority Report

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The American Robert Heinlein employed it in his short stories Elsewhen and Lost Legacy (republished in his 1953 collection Assignment in Eternity), while Philip K. Dick’s 1956 science fiction short story The Minority Report used precognition as a central plot element, as did his 1956 novel The World Jones Made.
Plugged into a great machine, these "precogs" allow a division of the police called Precrime to arrest suspects before they can commit any actual crimes.

J. B. Priestley

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In 1963 the BBC television programme Monitor broadcast an appeal by the writer J.B. Priestley for experiences which challenged our understanding of Time.
In this book he explored in depth various theories and beliefs about time as well as his own research and unique conclusions, including an analysis of the phenomenon of precognitive dreaming, based in part on a broad sampling of experiences gathered from the British public, who responded enthusiastically to a televised appeal he made while being interviewed in 1963 on the BBC programme, Monitor.

Third eye

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The third eye is often associated with religious visions, clairvoyance, the ability to observe chakras and auras, precognition, and out-of-body experiences.

Retrocausality

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The relatively new discovery of evidence for quantum retrocausality is sometimes suggested as a possible mechanism for precognition.
Retrocausality has been claimed to occur in some psychic phenomena such as precognition, however the existence of such phenomena has never been proven.

Brian Inglis

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He was a believer in clairvoyance and precognition.

List of topics characterized as pseudoscience

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Oneiromancy

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Latin

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Precognition (from the Latin prae-, "before" and cognitio, "acquiring knowledge"), also called prescience, future vision, future sight is a claimed psychic ability to see events in the future.

Pseudoscience

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As with other paranormal phenomena, there is no accepted scientific evidence that precognition is a real effect and it is widely considered to be pseudoscience.

Causality

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Precognition also appears to violate the principle of causality, that an effect cannot occur before its cause.

Dream

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Since ancient times, precognition has been associated with trance and dream states involved in phenomena such as prophecy, fortune telling and second sight, as well as waking premonitions.

Prophecy

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Since ancient times, precognition has been associated with trance and dream states involved in phenomena such as prophecy, fortune telling and second sight, as well as waking premonitions.