Psionics(Redirected from Psionic)
Psionics is the study of paranormal phenomena in relation to the application of electronics. The term comes from psi ('psyche') and the -onics from electronics (machine). It is closely related to the field of radionics. There is no scientific evidence yet that psionic abilities exist.
Parapsychologists associated with psionics have included John Hasted and Robert G. Jahn. Their experiments were heavily criticized by the scientific community due to weak controls, methodological flaws and no independent replication.
Psionic abilities appear frequently in science fiction and provide characters with supernatural abilities. John W. Campbell, an editor of a science fiction magazine, became excited about fringe science, and went on to define psionics as "engineering applied to the mind". His encouragement of psionics led author Murray Leinster and others to write stories such as The Psionic Mousetrap.
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