Skip to main content

Thank you for visiting nature.com. You are using a browser version with limited support for CSS. To obtain the best experience, we recommend you use a more up to date browser (or turn off compatibility mode in Internet Explorer). In the meantime, to ensure continued support, we are displaying the site without styles and JavaScript.

Information transmission under conditions of sensory shielding

Abstract

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.

Your institute does not have access to this article

Access options

Buy article

Get time limited or full article access on ReadCube.

$32.00

All prices are NET prices.

References

  1. Pratt, J., Rhine, J. B., Stuart, C., and Greenwood, J., Extra Sensory Perception after Sixty Years (Henry Holt, New York, 1940).

    Book  Google Scholar 

  2. Soal, S., and Bateman, F., Modern Experiments in Telepathy (Faber and Faber, London, 1954).

    Google Scholar 

  3. Vasilliev, L. L., Experiments in Mental Suggestion (ISMI Publications, Hampshire, England, 1963).

    Google Scholar 

  4. Musso, J. R., and Granero, M., J. Parapsychology, 37, 13–37 (1973).

    Google Scholar 

  5. Osis, K., ASPR Newsletter, No. 14 (1972).

  6. Tart, C. T., Physiological Correlates of Psi Cognition, Int. J. Parapsychology, V, No. 4 (1963).

    Google Scholar 

  7. Dean, E. D., Int. J. Neuropsychiatry, 2 (1966).

  8. Hill, D., and Parr, G., Electroencephalography : A Symposium on its Various Aspects (Macmillan, New York, 1963).

    Google Scholar 

  9. Siegel, S., Nonparametric Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences, 152–156 (McGraw-Hill, New York, 1956).

    MATH  Google Scholar 

Download references

Author information

Authors and Affiliations

Authors

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Cite this article

TARG, R., PUTHOFF, H. Information transmission under conditions of sensory shielding. Nature 251, 602–607 (1974). https://doi.org/10.1038/251602a0

Download citation

  • Received:

  • Revised:

  • Issue Date:

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/251602a0

Further reading

Comments

By submitting a comment you agree to abide by our Terms and Community Guidelines. If you find something abusive or that does not comply with our terms or guidelines please flag it as inappropriate.

Search

Quick links

Nature Briefing

Sign up for the Nature Briefing newsletter — what matters in science, free to your inbox daily.

Get the most important science stories of the day, free in your inbox. Sign up for Nature Briefing