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We Foresee: Paper on ESP Will Spark Outrage

Respected journal publishing paper claiming proof of psychic ability

(Newser) - A paper to be published in one of psychology's most respected journals already has believers in the paranormal excited and academics crying foul. The paper, by Cornell professor Daryl Bem, has been accepted by the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, and its author says it presents strong evidence for... More »

To Eat Less, Imagine Eating More

Counter-intuitive study says thinking about overeating prevents the real thing

(Newser) - Imagining eating lots of food could help you hold back from actually doing it , a new study suggests. It seems weird, but previous studies have found that trying to suppress thoughts of eating—or indulging in anything—makes you more likely to partake, and makes the sensation of indulgence even... More »

Study Finds No Evidence of ESP

But you knew we were going to say that, right?

(Newser) - You might have had a feeling, but ESP is not real—at least according to two Harvard researchers who used brain-scanning technology to investigate the existence of extrasensory perception. The brain registers familiar images differently than new ones, but researchers found no difference in activity when subjects processed images "... More »

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