Precognition and Neuroscience

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Is this for real or not?

Every minute or so, a random generator “decides” which of the two kinds of images will be shown, and the computer then displays it. Needless to say, the physiological reaction of the subject will depend on the quality of the image shown, with a rather flat reaction to neutral images, and a sharp peak for shocking ones. Nothing surprising here. But what is surprising, and very exciting, is that the person’s physiology reacts differentially to these two kinds of images even before they are seen. A future violent image somehow “pre-triggers” a spike similar to (though smaller than) what we see following exposure to that image ; by contrast, the body’s “pre-reaction” is quite flat, when the future image turns out to be neutral. It is as if, at some deep, unconscious level, the person “knows”, beforehand, whether or not the upcoming experience will be disturbing.
http://www.metapsychique.org/Future-Present-Past.html

http://74.125.77.132/search?q=cache...images+future&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=4&client=opera
 
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Ivan Seeking
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I saw that alleged experiment done a few years ago and have wondered about it myself. If it is credible, I would expect that a formal published paper could be found by now. When I get some time, I will check on your linked information.

I will leave this open for any possible supporting evidence, but let's avoid any discussion otherwise until then.
 
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I don't see it or anything related listed in a mainstream journal.
http://scientific.thomson.com/index.html

So if there is anything there, it doesn't seem that anyone has been willing to publish the work. It is only found in places like The Journal of Parapsychology, and the Journal for Scientific Exploration, which at most qualify here as sources for claims, but not evidence.
 

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