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Information transmission under conditions of sensory shielding

Naturevolume 251pages602607 (1974) | Download Citation



WE present results of experiments suggesting the existence of one or more perceptual modalities through which individuals obtain information about their environment, although this information is not presented to any known sense. The literature1–3 and our observations lead us to conclude that such abilities can be studied under laboratory conditions.

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  1. Electronics and Bioengineering Laboratory, Stanford Research Institute, Menlo Park, California, 94025



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