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An experiment which takes away someone's senses to demonstrate telepathy.

Telepathy is the hypothesis that some people can communicate to others by thought, instead of through the known senses.

The term was coined by classics scholar and psychologist Frederic William Henry Myers in 1882. Sigmund Freud did experiments with his daughter Anna where he attempted to communicate with her telepathically. In 1930 Upton Sinclair wrote a book about his experiments with his wife in telepathic communication entitled Mental Radio.

Eysenck's opinion

Professor Hans Eysenck of London University's Institute of Psychiatry stated "Unless there is a gigantic conspiracy involving some thirty university departments all over the world, and several hundred highly respected scientists in various fields, many of them originally skeptical to the claims of the psychical researchers, the only conclusion that the unbiased observer can come to is that there does exist a small number of people who obtain knowledge existing in other people's minds, or in the outer world, by means as yet unknown to science".

Fun Fact

In 2014 2 scientists wanted to test if telepathy was possible. They tried to send a simple message to each other, just by thinking. They were nearly 5000 miles apart. (one was in India, the other in France.) According to them they managed to share two words with each other: the Spanish greeting ‘hola’, and the Italian ‘ciao’. They said this is evidence of "brain to brain" communication.

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