The power of presentiment: How your body can predict the future
A scientific research paper claims to have discovered that your body can predict the future.
Scientist believe that during tests they have found proof that people can anticipate events, or realize that something about to happen, without any cues.
The paper, in the Frontiers of Perception Science journal, says that after studying people’s reactions in 26 different tests, they found that subjects could “predict” that something out of the ordinary was about to happen.
Julia Mossbridge, from Northwestern University in Illinois, Patrizio Tressoldi, from the Università di Padova, Italy and Jessica Utts, from the University of California, compiled the test.
They showed random images, some which were neutral and some designed to stimulate.
They discovered a “presentiment” effect, which measures physiological excitement that change seconds before an event.
People’s reactions happened up to ten seconds before the event occurred, suggesting people can predict the future.
The finding suggests that people’s bodies subconsciously sense the future when something important is about to happen, even if the people don’t know it, Live Science reported.
They measured excitement by studying pupils dilating, heart rates quickening, blood volume and brain activity.
Scientists Julia Mossbridge, from Northwestern University in Illinois, Patrizio Tressoldi, from the Università di Padova, Italy and Jessica Utts, from the University of California, compiled the test.
Julia Mossbridge said that they do not believe it is supernatural phenomena, rather scientific laws that nobody understands as of yet.
However, other scientists are skeptical of the findings, Live Science reported.
One scientist said that the findings showed scientists were looking for evidence of “presentiment” and did not actually prove that it existed.
Another researcher said it could be that the examinations were unintentionally biased which researchers had failed to spot.