GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) Psychology Sensation and Perception-Sensation & Perception Theories, Applications and Issues Study Material (Page 7 of 12)

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Intersensory Perception: Views on Intersensory Perception


It is the ability to combine information from different senses. The ability to coordinate and integrate information from different forms of sensation exists at birth and continues to improve with age. It investigates how infants combine information across modalities. When infants recognize that an object that is seen can also be touched, they are engaging in intersensory perception.

Views on Intersensory Perception

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Extra-Sensory Perception: Important Concepts and Parapsychology


Extrasensory perception (ESP) , also known as the sixth sense, involves reception of information not gained through the recognized physical senses but sensed with the mind.

Important Concepts

  • The term was coined by German psychical researcher, Rudolf Tischner and adopted by Duke University psychologist J. B. Rhine to denote psychic abilities such as telepathy and clairvoyance, and their trans-temporal operation as precognition or retro-cognition.
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