Extrasensory Perception: Concept and History

  • John Nwanegbo-Ben


Extrasensory perception has been a thought-provoking subject among psychologists and philosophers of science. The concept of extrasensory perception (ESP) or what we regard as the sixth sense is that a man can make contact or communicate with distant events and people by unknown procedures that does not engage the application of sensual organs. Natural experimental scientists and critics of this phenomenon posit that claims associated with it are fraudulent, pseudoscientific, and nonsensical. The reason for this position is that it does not fit into the whole gamut of information acquired through the natural sciences. This chapter explicates the content of ESP and questions why it has not been acclaimed a monumental discovery. It concludes in its analyses that extra-sense makes sense and contributes to the advancement of human knowledge.


Extra-sense Extrasensory perception Sense Telepathy The sixth sense 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • John Nwanegbo-Ben
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  1. 1.Federal University of Technology OwerriOwerriNigeria
  2. 2.MetaCognition Interest Group (MCIG), Universal Scientific Education and Research Network (USERN)OwerriNigeria

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