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Parapsychology is the scientific study of mental abilities which interact with the physical world without the use of the physical senses or the physical body, itself. The phrase parapsychological abilities is often abbreviated as psi, and so parapsychology is often referred to as the study of psi phenomena.

For a thorough overview of the scientific evidence supporting psi, read "The Conscious Universe" by Dean Radin, or consult his list of journal articles and books. Another place you can start reading papers overviewing the research is this list of papers provided by Jessica Utts, or this list by Daryl Bem. For a 2010 review of the Ganzfeld experiments, and some insight into the academic debate about psi, read this paper by Lance Storm et al. For an overview of early work in the field of parapsychology, read "Extra-Sensory Perception After Sixty Years", written in 1940 by Joseph B. Rhine [1].

The Parapsychological Association, an affiliate of AAAS, has prepared an extensive introductory FAQ about parapsychology.

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