Does ESP Exist?
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Learn about ESP; why people panicked about electricity in the 1800s; and how embryos use sound to prepare for the world. Please vote for Curiosity Daily in the 2021 People's Choice Podcast Awards! Register at, select Curiosity Daily in the categories of Education and Science & Medicine, and then click/tap "save nominations" at the bottom of the page. Voting in other categories is optional. Your vote is greatly appreciated! Is there such a thing as ESP? by Ashley Hamer (Listener question from Anay in Georgia) ESP: What can science say? (2021).  ‌Engber, D. (2017, June 7). Daryl Bem Proved ESP Is Real. Which Means Science Is Broken. Slate Magazine; Slate.  ‌Lavoie, A. (2008, January 3). Neuroimaging fails to demonstrate ESP is real. Harvard Gazette; Harvard Gazette.  ‌Bem, D. J. (2011). Feeling the future: Experimental evidence for anomalous retroactive influences on cognition and affect. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 100(3), 407–425.  In the 1800s, the War of the Currents led to panic over electricity by Cameron Duke Lantero, Allison. “The War of the Currents: AC vs. DC Power.”, 18 Nov. 2014,  Owen, Jonathan. “Electrocution: A Shocking Misuse? : Word Count : Thinkmap Visual Thesaurus.”, 19 Dec. 2013,  Sullivan, J.P. “Fearing Electricity: Overhead Wire Panic in New York City.” IEEE Technology and Society Magazine, vol. 14, no. 3, 1995, pp. 8–16,  Wuebben, Daniel L. Power-Lined : Electricity, Landscape, and the American Mind. University Of Nebraska Press, 2019  Embryos use sound to prepare for the outside world by Cameron Duke “Embryos of Many Species Use Sound to Prepare for the Outside World.” ScienceDaily, 26 May 2021, Embryos of many species use sound to prepare for the outside world. (2021). ScienceDaily.  Mariette, M. M., Clayton, D. F., & Buchanan, K. L. (2021). Acoustic developmental programming: a mechanistic and evolutionary framework. Trends in Ecology & Evolution.  Follow Curiosity Daily on your favorite podcast app to learn something new every day withCody Gough andAshley Hamer. Still curious? Get exclusive science shows, nature documentaries, and more real-life entertainment on discovery+! Go to to start your 7-day free trial. discovery+ is currently only available for US subscribers. See for privacy information.
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