Perception1 Essay

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Perception1





I. Introduction

Was there ever a time in your life that you felt like you had predicted something? Or had
a hunch about something that coincidentally came true? If the answer is “yes”,
you are among the majority of people in this world that experience this at least once the
their lifetime. “Is There A Sixth Sense” is not only the name of the article
I’m writing about, but a darn good question as well. The article is written jointly
by Dean Radin, Ray Colleen, and Ray Hayman and discusses the possibilities of a sixth
sense which has been found to exist through several studies. But are those studies really
accurate and conclusive? This is yet to be determined.


II. Summarization of Article

Research Psychologist Dean Radin, PhD has long been interested in “psi”
perception (psychic experiences). An example of “psi” would be extrasensory
perception, or otherwise known as ESP. For years he has studies and researched the
possibility intuitive powers with interesting result.

In one of the experiments he performed, he placed a woman in front of a blank computer
that randomly selects different pictures, calm and emotional. Radin put three electrodes
on her left hand; two that measured tiny changes in skin resistance, and a third that
monitored blood flow. She was left alone in the room to view the pictures, which would
start when she pressed a button. The monitor displayed a picture for three seconds with 8
seconds of blank screen in between the pictures. At the end of each segment, a message
would appear stating that she could start the next segment when she was ready. The woman
had done 40 segments before she was finished.

As a result of the experiment, Radin found that the graph showed her body responded to
emotional pictures before they appeared and did not respond before the calm pictures
appeared. To Radin this experiment, along with many others, was proof enough that psi
exists.

Naturally, other Psychologists were skeptical of Radin’s findings. Some
Psychologists thought his theory to be impossible, while others questioned him methods. In
the end many of those who were in fact skeptical, suddenly found themselves curious as
well. The proof had seemed to be irrefutable when many others had reproduced his
experiments with the same results. It seemed as though many had become believers in
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