A friend shares how her gut feeling led to an incredible outcome. Your cousin tells you the details of a dream that later came to fruition in waking life. A co-worker describes how his visit to a medium connected him to his deceased partner and reported details that only his partner would know. Or perhaps you have experienced receiving information that somehow seemed to come from beyond you — something that you couldn’t possibly have known through your five senses.
Anecdotal stories such as these — which are reported around the globe and spanning millennia — make one thing clear: humans seem to be capable of experiencing things beyond our conventional notions of space and time. So, what exactly is going on with these phenomena? That is what our IONS researchers wanted to know!