Extrasensory Perception and the Brain Hemispheres: Where Does the Issue Stand Now?

@article{Williams2012ExtrasensoryPA,
  title={Extrasensory Perception and the Brain Hemispheres: Where Does the Issue Stand Now?},
  author={Bryan J. Williams},
  journal={Neuroquantology},
  year={2012},
  volume={10},
  pages={350-373}
}
For over a century, evidence has been gathered to indicate that the two cerebral hemispheres of the human brain each tend to have their own behavioral specializations. An issue that has long been of interest to parapsychologists is whether the ostensibly anomalous behavioral phenomenon of “extrasensory perception” (ESP), in which a person seems to obtain veridical information about other people, objects, places, or events beyond the range of the body’s sensory-motor system, may be a specialized… 
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