telepathy

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Summary: The knowledge or communication by one person with the mental processes of another through channels other than known physical or perceptual processes.

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  1. ncbi Telepathy: maximizing resident exposure to surgical pathology decision making
    Elisabeth C McLemore
    Department of General Surgery, Mayo Clinic Scottsdale, Scottsdale, AZ 85259, USA
    Am J Surg 191:538-41. 2006
  2. ncbi Where are you, my beloved? On absence, loss, and the enigma of telepathic dreams
    Ofra Eshel
    Int J Psychoanal 87:1603-27. 2006
  3. ncbi Oxytocin improves "mind-reading" in humans
    Gregor Domes
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Rostock University, Rostock, Germany
    Biol Psychiatry 61:731-3. 2007
  4. doi Compassionate intention as a therapeutic intervention by partners of cancer patients: effects of distant intention on the patients' autonomic nervous system
    Dean Radin
    Institute of Noetic Sciences, Petaluma, CA, USA
    Explore (NY) 4:235-43. 2008
  5. doi A Bayes factor meta-analysis of recent extrasensory perception experiments: comment on Storm, Tressoldi, and Di Risio (2010)
    Jeffrey N Rouder
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
    Psychol Bull 139:241-7. 2013
  6. ncbi A visit to the Budapest school
    Elisabeth Young-Bruehl
    Psychoanal Study Child 57:411-32. 2002
  7. doi The Illusory Beliefs Inventory: a new measure of magical thinking and its relationship with obsessive compulsive disorder
    Bianca L Kingdon
    School of Psychology and Speech Pathology and Curtin Health Research Institute, Curtin University, Perth, WA, Australia
    Behav Cogn Psychother 40:39-53. 2012
  8. ncbi Sensitivity to coincidences and paranormal belief
    Gergo Hadlaczky
    National Prevention of Suicide and Mental Ill Health NASP, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Percept Mot Skills 113:894-908. 2011
  9. ncbi A phenomenological study of spontaneous spiritual and paranormal experiences in a 21st-century sample of normal people
    Fredrick James Woodard
    Woodard Hypnosis and Research, Inc, Milford, NH 03055, USA
    Psychol Rep 110:73-132. 2012
  10. ncbi [Criminology and superstition at the turn of the 19th century]
    Christian Bachhiesl
    Hans Gross Kriminalmuseum Universitätsmuseen der Karl Franzens Universität Graz
    Arch Kriminol 229:126-36. 2012

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  1. ncbi Telepathy: maximizing resident exposure to surgical pathology decision making
    Elisabeth C McLemore
    Department of General Surgery, Mayo Clinic Scottsdale, Scottsdale, AZ 85259, USA
    Am J Surg 191:538-41. 2006
    ..General surgery residents are often not present for the critical intraoperative discussion between surgeon and pathologist regarding surgical pathology findings...
  2. ncbi Where are you, my beloved? On absence, loss, and the enigma of telepathic dreams
    Ofra Eshel
    Int J Psychoanal 87:1603-27. 2006
    The subject of dream telepathy (especially patients' telepathic dreams) and related phenomena in the psychoanalytic context has been a controversial, disturbing 'foreign body' ever since it was introduced into psychoanalysis by Freud in ..
  3. ncbi Oxytocin improves "mind-reading" in humans
    Gregor Domes
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Rostock University, Rostock, Germany
    Biol Psychiatry 61:731-3. 2007
    ..The neuropeptide oxytocin plays a central role in social approach behavior in nonhuman mammals...
  4. doi Compassionate intention as a therapeutic intervention by partners of cancer patients: effects of distant intention on the patients' autonomic nervous system
    Dean Radin
    Institute of Noetic Sciences, Petaluma, CA, USA
    Explore (NY) 4:235-43. 2008
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  5. doi A Bayes factor meta-analysis of recent extrasensory perception experiments: comment on Storm, Tressoldi, and Di Risio (2010)
    Jeffrey N Rouder
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211, USA
    Psychol Bull 139:241-7. 2013
    Psi phenomena, such as mental telepathy, precognition, and clairvoyance, have garnered much recent attention. We reassess the evidence for psi effects from Storm, Tressoldi, and Di Risio's (2010) meta-analysis...
  6. ncbi A visit to the Budapest school
    Elisabeth Young-Bruehl
    Psychoanal Study Child 57:411-32. 2002
    ..First, their exploration, stimulated by Ferenczi, of clairvoyance and telepathy, as these relate to the analytic situation, to transference and countertransference...
  7. doi The Illusory Beliefs Inventory: a new measure of magical thinking and its relationship with obsessive compulsive disorder
    Bianca L Kingdon
    School of Psychology and Speech Pathology and Curtin Health Research Institute, Curtin University, Perth, WA, Australia
    Behav Cogn Psychother 40:39-53. 2012
    ..Magical thinking has been proposed to have an aetiological role in obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)...
  8. ncbi Sensitivity to coincidences and paranormal belief
    Gergo Hadlaczky
    National Prevention of Suicide and Mental Ill Health NASP, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Percept Mot Skills 113:894-908. 2011
    ..The theoretical aspects of these findings were discussed...
  9. ncbi A phenomenological study of spontaneous spiritual and paranormal experiences in a 21st-century sample of normal people
    Fredrick James Woodard
    Woodard Hypnosis and Research, Inc, Milford, NH 03055, USA
    Psychol Rep 110:73-132. 2012
    ..This research illustrates how subjective experience can be adequately researched in a qualitative manner outside the confines of the laboratory setting. Limitations of the study and suggestions for further research are given...
  10. ncbi [Criminology and superstition at the turn of the 19th century]
    Christian Bachhiesl
    Hans Gross Kriminalmuseum Universitätsmuseen der Karl Franzens Universität Graz
    Arch Kriminol 229:126-36. 2012
    ..However, they sometimes also considered the use of occultist practices such as telepathy and clairvoyance to solve criminal cases...
  11. pmc Protracted parahippocampal activity associated with Sean Harribance
    Michael A Persinger
    Behavioural Neuroscience and Human Studies Programs, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
    Int J Yoga 5:140-5. 2012
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  12. pmc Policing epistemic deviance: Albert Von Schrenck-Notzing and Albert Moll(1)
    Andreas Sommer
    UCL Centre for the History of Psychological Disciplines, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Med Hist 56:255-76. 2012
    ..Moll's analysis concluded that parapsychologists vouching for the reality of supernormal phenomena, such as telepathy, clairvoyance, telekinesis and materialisations, suffered from a morbid will to believe, which paralysed their ..
  13. doi Testing nonlocal observation as a source of intuitive knowledge
    Dean Radin
    Institute of Noetic Sciences, Petaluma, CA, USA
    Explore (NY) 4:25-35. 2008
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  14. ncbi Using neuroimaging to resolve the psi debate
    Samuel T Moulton
    Harvard University, USA
    J Cogn Neurosci 20:182-92. 2008
    Abstract Parapsychology is the scientific investigation of apparently paranormal mental phenomena (such as telepathy, i.e., "mind reading"), also known as psi...
  15. ncbi Embodiment
    Robert Langan
    Center for Applied Psychoanalysis, William Alanson White Institute
    Am J Psychoanal 67:249-59. 2007
    ..necessary anchor into the reality of the physical world, whereas Groddeck's and Ferenczi's openness to ideas of telepathy and communication beyond death flirts with a disembodied transcendence of physicality...
  16. ncbi On: Where are you, my beloved? On absence, loss and the enigma of telepathic dreams
    Moran Shoham
    Int J Psychoanal 88:1061-2; author reply 1062-3. 2007
  17. ncbi FieldREG II: consciousness field effects: replications and explorations
    R D Nelson
    Explore (NY) 3:279-93, 344. 2007
    ..91 for the mundane subset. The exploratory work suggests other venues in which anomalous effects of group consciousness can be expected, and also identifies a number of situations that do not appear to be conducive to such responses...
  18. ncbi Information and uncertainty in remote perception research
    B J Dunne
    Explore (NY) 3:254-69, 343-4. 2007
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  19. ncbi Correlations of random binary sequences with pre-stated operator intention: a review of a 12-year program
    R G Jahn
    Explore (NY) 3:244-53, 341-3. 2007
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  20. ncbi Anomalous information reception by research mediums demonstrated using a novel triple-blind protocol
    Julie Beischel
    Laboratory for Advances in Consciousness and Health, Department of Psychology, The University of Arizona, USA
    Explore (NY) 3:23-7. 2007
    ..Investigating the information reported by mediums is ultimately important in determining the relationship between brain and consciousness in addition to being of deep concern to the public...
  21. ncbi From ether theory to ether theology: Oliver Lodge and the physics of immortality
    Courtenay Grean Raia
    History Department, UCLA, Westwood, CA 90095 1473, USA
    J Hist Behav Sci 43:18-43. 2007
    ..Lodge undertook the study of psychical phenomena such as telepathy, telekinesis, and "ectoplasm" to further his scientific investigations of the ether, speculating that electrical ..
  22. doi Ganzfeld-induced hallucinatory experience, its phenomenology and cerebral electrophysiology
    Jiri Wackermann
    Department of Empirical and Analytical Psychophysics, Institute for Frontier Areas of Psychology and Mental Health, Freiburg i Br, Germany
    Cortex 44:1364-78. 2008
    ..is devoted to the controversial topic of allegedly anomalous communication between human subjects ('ganzfeld telepathy')...
  23. doi An unexplored domain of nonlocality: toward a scientific explanation of instrumental transcommunication
    Ervin Laszlo
    The Club of Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
    Explore (NY) 4:321-7. 2008
    ..It is queried here for its authenticity, and an interpretation is explored in the framework of theories of nonlocality, in particular the vacuum field theory advanced, among others, by this writer...
  24. ncbi A rapid online telepathy test
    Rupert Sheldrake
    Perrott Warrick Project, London, UK
    Psychol Rep 104:957-70. 2009
    In an automated online telepathy test, each participant had four senders, two actual and two virtual, generated by the computer. In a series of 12 30-sec...
  25. doi Evidence for a communal consciousness
    Robert S Bobrow
    Department of Family Medicine, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, USA
    Explore (NY) 7:246-8. 2011
    ..The "emotional telepathy" of social network phenomena suggests a collective/communal consciousness as well.
  26. doi Magical thinking in somatoform disorders: an exploratory study among patients with suspected allergies
    C Hausteiner-Wiehle
    Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, Technische Universität München TUM, Munich, Germany
    Psychopathology 44:283-8. 2011
    ..In order to reconceptualize somatoform disorders (SFDs), the psychological characteristics of SFD patients are increasingly investigated. The cognitive style of magical thinking (MT) has not been studied so far in patients with SFDs...
  27. pmc Prevalence of dental caries and dental care utilisation in preschool urban children enrolled in a comparative-effectiveness study
    D T Kopycka-Kedzierawski
    University of Rochester, Eastman Institute for Oral Health, 625 Elmwood Ave, Box 683, Rochester, NY 14620, USA
    Eur Arch Paediatr Dent 12:133-8. 2011
    ..To assess dental caries prevalence and dental care utilisation in pre-school children enrolled in urban childcare centres that participated in a comparative effectiveness study...
  28. doi An investigation of mediums who claim to give information about deceased persons
    Emily Williams Kelly
    Division of Perceptual Studies, Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, University of Virginia Health System, 210 10th Street NE, Charlottesville, VA 22902, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 199:11-7. 2011
    ..In the second, much larger study the results were highly significant (z = -3.89, p < 0.0001, 2-tailed). The authors discuss 2 possible weaknesses of the successful study and indicate some directions for further research...
  29. doi Coincidences in analysis: Sigmund Freud and the strange case of Dr Forsyth and Herr von Vorsicht
    Maria Pierri
    Int J Psychoanal 91:745-72. 2010
    ..turn of the 1920s are explored, together with the opening of private and productive thoughts in the area of 'telepathy' that joined Freud, Ferenczi, and Anna Freud in a true 'dialogue of unconsciouses'...
  30. doi Meta-analysis of free-response studies, 1992-2008: assessing the noise reduction model in parapsychology
    Lance Storm
    School of Psychology, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia
    Psychol Bull 136:471-85. 2010
    ..We also found that selected participants (believers in the paranormal, meditators, etc.) had a performance advantage over unselected participants, but only if they were in the ganzfeld condition...
  31. doi How to seem telepathic: enabling mind reading by matching construal
    Tal Eyal
    Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva, 84105, Israel
    Psychol Sci 21:700-5. 2010
    ..Accurately reading other minds to know how one is evaluated by others-or how others evaluate themselves-requires focusing one's evaluative lens at the right level of detail...
  32. doi On Hans, Zou and the others: wonder animals and the question of animal intelligence in early twentieth-century France
    Sofie Lachapelle
    Department of History, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON N1G 2W1, Canada
    Stud Hist Philos Biol Biomed Sci 41:12-20. 2010
    ..Psychical researchers investigated many of these claims, including animal telepathy and ghostly apparitions...
  33. doi Mesmerising mirror neurons
    Cecilia Heyes
    All Souls College and Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, UK
    Neuroimage 51:789-91. 2010
    ..I argue that three currents of thought-relating to evolution, atomism and telepathy-have magnified the perceived importance of mirror neurons...
  34. doi Sensing the sending of SMS messages: an automated test
    Rupert Sheldrake
    Perrott Warrick Project, London, England, UK
    Explore (NY) 5:272-6. 2009
    The aim of this study was to carry out automated experiments to test for telepathy in connection with text messages.
  35. ncbi Belief in psychic ability and the misattribution hypothesis: a qualitative review
    Richard Wiseman
    Psychology Department, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield Campus, College Lane, Hatfield, Herts AL10 9AB, UK
    Br J Psychol 97:323-38. 2006
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  36. ncbi Distant healing revisited: time for a new epistemology
    Barbara G Koopman
    Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY, USA
    Altern Ther Health Med 8:100-1. 2002
    ..To this end, we believe that broader, nonlinear thought processes would better serve us in fathoming the mysterious leap from mind to living matter...
  37. ncbi On "Telepathic dreams?": an unpublished paper by Robert J. Stoller
    E L Mayer
    San Francisco Psychoanalytic Institute, USA
    J Am Psychoanal Assoc 49:629-57. 2001
    ..He never submitted the paper for publication, though he returned to the topic of unconscious communication and telepathy with increasing fascination in the years before his death...
  38. ncbi A randomized trial of distant healing for skin warts
    E F Harkness
    Department of Complementary Medicine, School of Postgraduate Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Exeter, Exeter, United Kingdom
    Am J Med 108:448-52. 2000
    ..This trial was aimed at assessing the efficacy of one form of distant healing on common skin warts...
  39. ncbi Strong commitment to traditional Protestant religious beliefs is negatively related to beliefs in paranormal phenomena
    E L Hillstrom
    Department of Psychology, Wheaton College, IL 60187, USA
    Psychol Rep 86:183-9. 2000
    ..less likely than Nominal Believers or Nonbelievers to endorse reincarnation, contact with the dead, UFOs, telepathy, prophecy, psychokinesis, or healing, while the beliefs of Nominal Believers were similar to those of ..
  40. ncbi The ability to detect unseen staring: a literature review and empirical tests
    J Colwell
    Psychology Academic Group, School of Social Science, Middlesex University, UK
    Br J Psychol 91:71-85. 2000
    ..This hypothesis was supported in Expt 2 where 12 participants responded to 12 'genuinely random' sequences, and no differences in accuracy from MCE were obtained...
  41. ncbi A possible approach for researching purported spirit communication: an empirical-anecdotal investigation
    L G Russek
    Human Energy Systems Laboratory, University of Arizona, USA
    Adv Mind Body Med 15:295-301. 1999
    ..The combined empirical plus anecdotal nature of research in this area are considered, along with implications of the hypothesis for mind-body and integrative medicine...
  42. ncbi Reinterpreting telepathy as unusual experiences of empathy and charisma
    J M Donovan
    Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, USA
    Percept Mot Skills 87:131-46. 1998
    b>Telepathy is often dismissed because it is judged to be contrary to the accepted facts of social psychology...
  43. ncbi Close encounters in the liminal zone: experiments in imaginal communication part I
    H Reed
    Transpersonal Studies, Atlantic University, Virginia Beach 23451, USA
    J Anal Psychol 41:81-116. 1996
    ..Part II of this report will present evidence that the experienced psychic contact was more than 'just imagination', and involved transpersonal interactions, including suggestions of synchronicity and telepathy.
  44. ncbi Covariation bias and paranormal belief
    A Schienle
    Department of Clinical and Physiological Psychology, University of Giessen, Germany
    Psychol Rep 78:291-305. 1996
    22 believers and 20 skeptics of extrasensory perception (ESP) participated in a telepathy experiment. Subjects were asked to judge the covariation between transmitted symbols and the corresponding feedback given by a receiver...
  45. ncbi Geophysical variables and behavior: LXXI. Differential contribution of geomagnetic activity to paranormal experiences concerning death and crisis: an alternative to the ESP hypothesis
    M A Persinger
    Department of Psychology, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
    Percept Mot Skills 76:555-62. 1993
    ..35. Although content analysis suggests that nocturnal psi experiences and temporal lobe epilepsy may share a similar mechanism, different classes of subjective psi experiences may not be affected by the same stimuli...
  46. ncbi Average diurnal changes in melatonin levels are associated with hourly incidence of bereavement apparitions: support for the hypothesis of temporal (limbic) lobe microseizuring
    M A Persinger
    Department of Psychology, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
    Percept Mot Skills 76:444-6. 1993
    ..Although the hourly incidence of subjective experiences of telepathy, precognition, and bereavement apparitions were all significantly correlated with published indices of hourly ..
  47. ncbi Geophysical variables and behavior: LXXVII. Increased geomagnetic activity and decreased pleasantness of spontaneous narratives for percipients but not agents
    D R Churchill
    Department of Psychology, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
    Percept Mot Skills 79:387-92. 1994
    ..Implications for the hypothesis of affective concordance between emotionally bonded human beings and its role in episodes of potentially veridical telepathic experiences are discussed...
  48. ncbi Correspondences and thought-transference during psychoanalysis
    S Silverman
    Psychoanalytic Institute of New England, Brookline, MA
    J Am Acad Psychoanal 16:269-94. 1988
    ..The subject of correspondences and thought-transference in psychoanalytic treatment requires further study...
  49. ncbi Enhancement of images of possible memories of others during exposure to circumcerebral magnetic fields: correlations with ambient geomagnetic activity
    M A Persinger
    Department of Psychology, Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON, Canada
    Percept Mot Skills 95:531-43. 2002
    ..The results suggested consciousness might also be an insulator to myriad stimuli which might be accessible when brain activity is modified by circumcerebral magnetic fields with temporal configurations in the order of 20 msec...
  50. ncbi Ranking of stimuli that evoked memories in significant others after exposure to circumcerebral magnetic fields: correlations with ambient geomagnetic activity
    J N Booth
    Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON, Canada
    Percept Mot Skills 95:555-8. 2002
    ..However, these processes may be enhanced if global geomagnetic activity is increasing during the periods of exposure...
  51. ncbi Hindsight and confirmation biases in an exercise in telepathy
    Jeffrey M Rudski
    Department of Psychology, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA 18104 5586, USA
    Psychol Rep 91:899-906. 2002
    ..48 undergraduate college students engaged in an exercise in telepathy in which the color of cards was 'sent' to them by the experimenter under two conditions...
  52. ncbi Of two minds: Sceptic-proponent collaboration within parapsychology
    Marilyn Schlitz
    Institute of Noetic Sciences, USA
    Br J Psychol 97:313-22. 2006
    ..The implications of this work are discussed, along with the benefits of conducting collaborative work for resolving disagreements in other controversial areas of psychology...
  53. ncbi Trends that will affect your future ... An American profile
    Stephan A Schwartz
    Explore (NY) 1:338-9. 2005
  54. ncbi Testing for telepathy in connection with e-mails
    Rupert Sheldrake
    Percept Mot Skills 101:771-86. 2005
    ..Further tests with 5 participants (4 women, 1 man, ages 16 to 29) were videotaped continuously. On the filmed trials, the 64 hits of 137 (47%) were significantly above chance...
  55. ncbi Toward general experimentation and discovery in conditioned laboratory spaces: part IV. Macroscopic information entanglement between sites approximately 6000 miles apart
    William A Tiller
    William A Tiller Foundation for New Science, Payson, AZ 85541, USA
    J Altern Complement Med 11:973-6. 2005
    ..Such information entanglement has profound implications for distant healing...
  56. ncbi Evidence for correlations between distant intentionality and brain function in recipients: a functional magnetic resonance imaging analysis
    Jeanne Achterberg
    Earl and Doris Bakken Foundation, North Hawaii Community Hospital, Kamuela, HI 95743, USA
    J Altern Complement Med 11:965-71. 2005
    ..It was concluded that instructions to a healer to make an intentional connection with a sensory isolated person can be correlated to changes in brain function of that individual...
  57. ncbi Rupert's resonance
    Michael Shermer
    Sci Am 293:38. 2005
  58. ncbi "Spooky actions at a distance": physics, psi, and distant healing
    Drew Leder
    Department of Philosophy, Loyola College in Maryland, Baltimore, MD 21210, USA
    J Altern Complement Med 11:923-30. 2005
    ..has accumulated evidence of the real and measureable existence of "spooky actions at a distance"--modes of telepathy, telekinesis, clairvoyance, and the like...
  59. ncbi An interdisciplinary approach to certain fundamental issues in the fields of physics and biology: towards a unified theory
    Fred H Thaheld
    Biosystems 80:41-56. 2005
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  60. ncbi Distant intentionality and the feeling of being stared at: two meta-analyses
    Stefan Schmidt
    Institute of Environmental Medicine and Hospital Epidemiology, University Hospital Freiburg, Germany
    Br J Psychol 95:235-47. 2004
    ..05 (p =.50). In 15 remote staring studies a mean effect size of d = 0.13 (p =.01) was obtained. It is concluded that there are hints of an effect, but also a shortage of independent replications and theoretical concepts...
  61. ncbi Telepathic charm seduces audience at paranormal debate
    John Whitfield
    Nature 427:277. 2004
  62. ncbi Mind-reading accuracy in intimate relationships: assessing the roles of the relationship, the target, and the judge
    Geoff Thomas
    School of Psychology, Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales
    J Pers Soc Psychol 85:1079-94. 2003
    ..The authors conclude that the nature of the relationship between the perceiver and the target occupies a pivotal role in determining mind-reading accuracy...
  63. ncbi What does a "superstitious" person believe? Impressions of participants
    Jeffrey Rudski
    Department of Psychology, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA 18104, USA
    J Gen Psychol 130:431-45. 2003
    ..g., ghosts), spiritualism (e.g., reincarnation), or psi (e.g., telepathy). Religious beliefs were rated as not being descriptive of the fictitious superstitious person...
  64. ncbi Nonrashes. 6. Telepathic pruritus
    J D Bernhard
    Division of Dermatology, University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester 01655
    Cutis 45:59. 1990
    We report the case of a paranoid schizophrenic man who suffered from the delusion that two other men used mental telepathy to make him itch over a period of thirteen years...

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  1. Bayesian Hierarchical Models for Psychological Research
    JEFFREY ROUDER; Fiscal Year: 2007
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  2. Utility of Teledentistry to Reduce Oral Disease Burden in Preschool Children
    DOROTA KOPYCKA KEDZIERAWSKI; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Teledentistry has the potential to be a significant new resource for enhancing early diagnosis and referral for treatment of children who otherwise might not receive care in a timely manner. ..