One of the most-wanted powers in the entire canon of parapsychological subjects is precognition. People have always been fascinated by the future, and people want to be able to see into that future and tell what’s next for humanity. Of course, that doesn’t exist, but if you believe Cornell University researcher Daryl Bem, evidence for precognition exists and he’s uncovered it.
Basically, it works as a sort of reverse priming. In a normal priming experiment, someone is shown a negative word, then a positive picture. The person is generally slower to determine that the positive picture is positive after the barrage of negativity. Bern’s experiment reversed that, showing the positive stimulus first, then the negative stimulus. In Bern’s experiment, which studied 1000 people, people inevitably were slower to judge a positive picture as positive when they were going to be shown a negative word AFTER the picture!
From the positive image, people were able to project ahead and decide they were going to be shown a negative word after the fact! Precognition, or simple trick of the mind? I’m not sure, but I feel like I’ve been mindfreaked.
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