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We Did See This Coming

We appreciate the effort by Schwarzkopf to examine alternative explanations for predictive anticipatory activity (PAA) or presentiment (for first response, see: Schwarzkopf 2014a; for additional response, see: Schwarzkopf 2014b, for original article, see: Mossbridge et al. 2014). These commentaries are a laudable effort to promote collegial discussion of the controversial claim of presentiment, whereby physiological measures preceding unpredictable emotional events differ from physiological measures preceding calm or neutral events (Mossbridge et al., 2012; Mossbridge et al., 2014).

Predictive physiological anticipation preceding seemingly unpredictable stimuli

This meta-analysis of 26 reports published between 1978 and 2010 tests an unusual hypothesis: for stimuli of two or more types that are presented in an order designed to be unpredictable and that produce different post-stimulus physiological activity, the direction of pre-stimulus physiological activity reflects the direction of post-stimulus physiological activity, resulting in an unexplained anticipatory effect.

Have You Had A Noetic Experience?

A Noetic Experience may involve intuition, insight, psychic, or mystical awareness. The Institute of Noetic Sciences studies the different aspects of "inner knowing" to better understand these important aspects of human consciousness. This video features Marilyn Schlitz, IONS President/CEO; Dean Radin, IONS Senior Scientist; and Cassandra Vieten IONS Director of Research as they explore the fascinating world of Noetic Experience.

Entangled Minds

How soon will the paranormal be normal? IONS Senior Scientist Dean Radin exposes a restlessness brewing in science and society as the theory of quantum entanglement points to minds connected across space and time.

Predicting the unpredictable: Critical analysis and practical implications of predictive anticipatory activity

A recent meta-analysis of experiments from seven independent laboratories (n=26) published since 1978 indicates that the human body can apparently detect randomly delivered stimuli occurring 1-10 seconds in the future. The key observation in these studies is that human physiology appears to be able to distinguish between unpredictable dichotomous future stimuli, such as emotional vs. neutral images or sound vs. silence. This phenomenon has been called presentiment (as in "feeling the future"). In this paper we call it predictive anticipatory activity or PAA.


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