Ideomotor phenomenon

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Ideomotor phenomenon

The book of science

Tom Sharp

William Benjamin Carpenter, Michael Faraday, James Braid, Michel Eugène Chevreul behavioral science

Ideomotor phenomenon

Ouija

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Anyone may unconsciously influence, without a willful purpose, tables, pendulums, rods, and planchettes on ouija boards. This ability does not presume any special connection to a spiritual world. The unconscious might be worth listening to, but there’s no way to predict its relationship with shared reality.

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