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Extrasensory Perception – Sixth Sense

Posted in School Work, science with tags , , , , , , , , on October 26, 2008 by technowyvern

I was given a job from my school to make a hypothesis about anything scientific that I want. I decided to do a small literature study of Extrasensory Perception or commonly known as the Sixth Sense. And this is my report.


Extrasensory Perception (ESP) – the Sixth Sense – is sensory information that an individual receives which comes beyond the ordinary five senses: sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch. It can provide the individual with information of the past, present, amd future; as it seems to originate in a second, or alternate reality.


  • Precognition (perceiving information about places or events before they happen).
  • Telepathy (knowing the perception of someone else’s thoughts by intercommunication between one brain and another by means other than that of the ordinary five senses).
  • Clairvoyance (or “remote perception”, is sensing of an object or event out of range of the five senses).


My hypothesis is that ESP is perceived by the five subtle senses, the unconscious mind, and the brain at the same time.


  • Based on a controlled laboratory test by research psychologist, Dean Radin Ph. D., a person respond unconsciously to something bad – even before it happens.
  • Radin’s idea is to show a series of digital photographs to a participant. Some will be calm and others will be emotional. Electrodes are attached to the participant’s fingers to measure tiny changes in her skin resistance and blood flow.
  • At the end of the experiment, the data recorded by the electrodes are made into two summary graphs. Each graph shows average changes in her skin resistance and blood flow before, during, and after she saw either calm or emotional pictures.
  • The result of Radin’s test is that the participant’s body was responding to her future emotion before the computer randomly selected an emotional or calm picture.
  • Researcher Lousia E. Rhine proposed the theory that ESP starts in the unconscious, a storehouse of memories, hopes, and fears. At this point a contact is made between the objective world and the center of the mind. The person remains unaware of this contact until or unless the information is brought to the conscious level.
  • Some theories involve the discussion of two subconsciousness. The second one sometimes called the superconscious, soul, and several other terms. The argument rest on the hypothesis that two realities exist, the physical one and the second one. ESP can occur when there is an integration between both realities.
  • It has been doscovered that the natural tendency for ESP in individuals can be distorted by previous prejudices, thoughts, and conditioning.
  • Likewise, inaccurate ESP messages may be the result of distortions and blockages of the conscious mind. However, in times of crisis such as accidents and death of loved ones, ESP messages seem to occur spontaneously.
  • It is theorized that perhaps trauma and shock enable negative information to penetrate the subliminal barriers more easily than happy information.
  • Physical research does support the theory that everyone is born with ESP capability, though some may possess more than others. Most people have experienced at least one ESP experience in their lives.
  • It was found in a survey published in 1987 by the University of Chicago’s National Opinion Research Council, that 67% of all adult Americans believed they have experienced ESP. Eleven years earlier, the figure was 58%. It was thought the increase indicates an increased acceptance of the possibility of ESP among the general public. ||