Sensory Organs

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  • Sensory Organs
    • Types of ESP (Extrasensory perception)
      • Precognition - the ability to see the future
      • Telekinesis - The ability to alter the physical world with mind power alone
      • Clairvoyance - The ability to 'see' objects or events happening somewhere else
      • Telepathy - The ability to read another person's thoughts
    • The five basic senses
      • Hearing - Ears are sensitive to sound waves
      • Sight - Eyes are sensitive to light and motion
      • Taste - The tongue is sensitive to chemicals in food
      • Touch - The skin is sensitive to pressure and temperature
      • Smell - The nose is sensitive to vapour in the air
    • Arguments for ESP
      • Some research has provided evidence which supports ESP
        • Rhine's zener cards
        • Ganzfeld's target experiments
      • Titan novel/ Titanic sinking ship example
      • Many people have anecdotal evidence and personal experiences
    • Arguments against ESP
      • Anecdotal evidence is not scientific
      • Most experiments are poorly controlled - invalid
      • Goes against the 'Rules of the universe'
      • Some ' powers' could just be heightened intuition from the brain unconsciously processing information
      • Some evidence could be purely coincidential

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