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Patrizio Tressoldi

Patrizio Tressoldi
University of Padova - Italy

Ph.D.
My core theoretical and empirical investigation is related to the question “Is Consciousness Primary?”

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Introduction
Currently, the main projects are: - The feasibility of mental telecommunication at distance; - The physics of mind to matter interaction at distance; - The neurophenomenology of Out-of-Body and Channeling Experiences induced by hypnotic inductions; - The Science of Spirituality www.patriziotressoldi.it and http://socrg.org
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January 2011 - December 2012
University of Padova
Position
  • Non local mind perception and interaction
Description
  • non local mind interaction, non local perception, random events

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Publications (264)
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We assessed the 29 winning essays of the Bigelow Institute of Consciousness Studies (BICS) contest using an evidence hierarchy approach adopted by many scientific fields. Two independent judges rated the target essays for their quality of scientific evidence, reproducibility, and replicability using an evidence hierarchy adapted from several publis...
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Background and Objectives The type of channeling in which we enter a trance has been called by various names throughout history, such as prophecy, oracle, spiritual communication, and spirit possession. One potential reason channeling has persisted over human history is that channeling is believed to transmit valid and vital information in many cul...
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This is a scoping review of all experimental methods related to mind-matter interaction at distance with physical and biological targets carried out up 2020.Our review shows that it is possible to study the effect of mental interaction at distance with almost any kind of physical to biological materials, both of micro and macro dimensions. Our hope...
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Channeling experiences are often compared with Dissociative Trance/Possession Disorders and Dissociative Identity Disorders and more recent diagnostic criteria presented in the DSM 5 and ICD-11. From this comparison, it emerges quite clearly that, for most cases, channeling can either be considered an exceptional non-ordinary mental experience or a...
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According to most neuroscientists, phenomenological first-person experience is an intrinsic or emerging property of brain activity. In this paper we analyze eleven explanations of how brain activity generates the subjective qualitative experience of our first-person phenomenological experience.Eight explanations attribute qualitative phenomenologic...
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The primary aim of the study was to test the alleged facilitating role of insight-like strategy in the detection of masked solutions Compound Remote Associates problems (CRA). A sample of 114 participants solved 19 CRA problems presented online. Participants were requested to solve the problems in which either the solution to the CRA was randomly p...
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Background Shared-death-experiences (SDEs) and after-death-communication-experiences (ADCEs) are non-ordinary mental experiences related to the death of a known or unknown person. Methods These experiences were investigated by surveying four samples with different cultural backgrounds: Italian, Mexican, Brazilian and Taiwanese people. One-hundred-...
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Changes in statistical practices and reporting have been documented by Giofrè et al. (2017), who investigated ten statistical and open practices in two high-ranking journals (Psychological Science [PS] and Journal of Experimental Psychology-General [JEPG]): null hypothesis significance testing; confidence or credible intervals; meta-analysis of the...
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Shared-death-experiences (SDEs) and after-death-communication-experiences (ADCEs) are non-ordinary mental experiences related to the death of a known or unknown person. These experiences were investigated by surveying four samples with different cultural backgrounds: Italian, Mexican, Brazilian and Taiwanese people. One-hundred-twenty-one participa...
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The aim of this study was to examine the strength of scientific evidence, reproducibility and replicability of the 29 essays of the winners of the Bigelow contest.Six essays (20.5%) were included in the category with the high strength of scientific evidence. Four essays (14%) were included in the category with medium strength of scientific evidence...
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The aim of this study is the investigation of the perceptual and cognitive characteristics of Out-of- Body Experiences (OBEs) induced by hypnotic induction.Five participants selected for their experience with hypnotic inductions were induced into an OBE and were requested to verbally describe six selected images, either one or two per session, that...
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By using special hypnotic suggestions, four selected participants were induced in a channeling condition allowing to interview the purported channeled entities about the topic of human body characteristics, the supreme Being, the spiritual evolution through multiple lives, after death experiences, mediumship, channeling and who are we really. The i...
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Objective: The aim of this study was to assess the results of all meta-analyses on anomalous cognition conducted between 1989 and 2021 in order to find moderators associated with greater effect sizes. Method: We included all meta-analyses of studies related to anomalous cognition published up to 2021. Results: Our dataset, accumulated over more tha...
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Machine learning approaches have been fruitfully applied to several neurophysiological signal classification problems. Considering the relevance of emotion in human cognition and behaviour, an important application of machine learning has been found in the field of emotion identification based on neurophysiological activity. Nonetheless, there is h...
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Associative Remote Viewing (ARV) is a psi-based methodology used by individuals and for-profit organizations to predict such things as sporting-event outcomes, stock market moves, and for research purposes. Documented studies have shown the successful application of psi using ARV to predict future events, leading to profits, and unsuccessful applic...
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This is a review of the Anil Seth's book "Being You. A New Science of Consciousness".
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The changes in statistical practices and reporting have been documented by Giofrè et al. (2017), who investigated ten statistical and open practices in two high ranking journals (Psychological Science [PS] and Journal of Experimental Psychology, General [JEPG]): Null hypothesis significance testing; confidence or credible intervals; meta-analysis o...
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By using the description of the Out-of-Body experiences of 14 participants, we aimed to have a picture of what it is like to be in this particular state of consciousness. All information was grouped according to the following topics: consciousness status, self-boundaries, objects perception, colour perception, other types of perceptions, interactio...
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The definition of what is the matter is fundamental not only for those supporting a materialist point of view of reality including our mental experiences, but also for those who support an alternative view. Starting from a brief historical overview of the ideas of what is the matter up to the more recent scientific theoretical and empirical contrib...
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Aims : assess if mediums could give accurate information about the deceased in a triple-blind protocol and to investigate the source of information using a quantitative and qualitative analysis. Methods : nine mediums produced thirty-eight readings related to thirty-eight deceased individuals chosen by thirty-six sitters using a triple-blind proto...
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Even if mediumship is a practice that probably originated at the outset of human history and is embedded in many cultural and religious traditions, scientific investigations into mediumship are quite recent. In this study, we aim to investigate if self-defined mediums can retrieve information about specific deceased persons in an unconventional way...
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Even if mediumship is a practice that probably originated at the outset of human history and is embedded in many cultural and religious traditions, scientific investigations into mediumship are quite recent. In this study, we aim to investigate if self-defined mediums can retrieve information about specific deceased persons in an unconventional way...
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The debate about the nature of consciousness revolves around two opposing theories: a) consciousness is a byproduct of the brain; b) consciousness is primary and manifests some, but not all its characteristics, by using the brain that functions as a filter. Although ostensibly odd from the materialist standpoint, the idea of the primacy of consciou...
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Aim of this paper is to review the state of the art of so⎼called altered states of consciousness, anomalous experiences, and exceptional human experiences, showing the need for reappraising the whole topic and gather them under one roof. The term Non⎼Ordinary Mental Expressions (NOMEs) and a new classification of non⎼pathological ostensibly odd phe...
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This meta-analysis is an investigation into anomalous perception (i.e., conscious identification of information without any conventional sensorial means). The technique used for eliciting an effect is the ganzfeld condition (a form of sensory homogenization that eliminates distracting peripheral noise). The database consists of studies published be...
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Channeling experiences are often compared with Dissociative Trance/Possession Disorders and Dissociative Identity disorders and more recent diagnostic criteria presented in the DSM 5 and ICD-11.From this comparison, it emerges quite clearly that, for most cases, channeling can either be considered an exceptional non-ordinary mental experience or a...
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Two experiments involving an international collaboration of experimenters sought to replicate and extend a previously published psi experiment on precognition by Daryl Bem that has been the focus of extensive research. The experiment reverses the usual cause–effect sequence of a standard psychology experiment using priming and reaction times. The p...
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This meta-analysis is an investigation into anomalous perception (i.e., conscious identification of information without any conventional sensorial means). The technique used for eliciting an effect is the ganzfeld condition (a form of sensory homogenization that eliminates distracting peripheral noise). The database consists of peer-reviewed studie...
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The main aim of this paper is to support a metaphilosophical and metascientific approach to the study of Consciousness.After a brief historical resume of the debate between the mind-brain-body relationship, we discuss how the apparently irreducible contention between a physicalist and an anti-physicalist interpretation of Consciousness can be overc...
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Over the past 10 years, Oosterhof and Todorov’s valence–dominance model has emerged as the most prominent account of how people evaluate faces on social dimensions. In this model, two dimensions (valence and dominance) underpin social judgements of faces. Because this model has primarily been developed and tested in Western regions, it is unclear w...
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With this study we tested whether the solutions to the Compound Remote Associate problems (CRAp) can be facilitated when presented masked. One-hundred-fourteen participants solved 19 CRA problems presented online. Participants were randomly assigned to a condition in which either the solution to the CRA problems was presented in a masked condition...
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In this study 9 mediums produced 38 pairs of results for readings related to 38 deceased individuals chosen by 36 sitters using a triple-blind protocol with no direct interaction with the sitters themselves. In this protocol, the medium was only provided with the deceased’s name by the interviewer, the latter having no further knowledge about the d...
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This brief study presents the accumulated evidence for a range of meta-analyses on nonlocal (anomalous) perception (a.k.a. a communication anomaly) conducted between 1935 and 2020. What emerged from thirteen meta-analyses related to six different states of consciousness, is a more than tenfold gap in effect size (ES), ranging from the lowest ES for...
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The primary purpose of this review and exploratory survey of experienced remote viewers was to discover which types of projects they are engaged with today, and to what extent, and to understand their backgrounds, methods, approaches, practices, philosophies, beliefs, and phenomenological experiences related to this work. Another goal was to discov...
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This meta-analysis is an investigation into anomalous perception (i.e., conscious identification of information without any conventional sensorial means). The technique used for eliciting an effect is the ganzfeld condition (a form of sensory homogenization that eliminates distracting peripheral noise). The database consists of peer-reviewed studie...
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The term “retroactive avoidance” refers to a special class of effects of future stimulus presentations on past behavioral responses. Specifically, it refers to the anticipatory avoidance of aversive stimuli that were unpredictable through random selection after the response. This phenomenon is supposed to challenge the common view of the arrow of t...
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Four participants, chosen for their experience in reaching an Out-of-Body state of consciousness via hypnotic induction, were asked to describe five different and unknown locations, at first using Remote Viewing conditions in an ordinary state of consciousness and then again using Remote Viewing in Out-of-Body state of consciousness. According to a...
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This meta-analysis is an investigation into anomalous perception (i.e., conscious identification of information without any conventional sensorial means). The technique used for eliciting an effect is the ganzfeld condition (a form of sensory homogenization that eliminates distracting peripheral noise). The database consists of peer-reviewed studie...
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Background and purpose: Mediumship is the ostensible phenomenon of human-mediated communication between deceased and living persons. In this paper, we perform a meta-analysis of all available modern experimental evidence, specifically from 2001 to December 2019, investigating the accuracy of apparently anomalously received information provided by m...
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This study was aimed at verifying the possibility of mentally influencing from a distance an electronic device based on a True Random Number Generator (TRNG).Thirteen adult participants contributed to 100 trials, each comprised of three samples of data each of 15 minutes’ duration: one for pre-mental interaction, one for mental interaction, and one...
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We report the results of an update to the meta-analysis by Storm, Tressoldi, and Di Risio (2010). Three types of free-response design were assessed: (i) ganzfeld (a technique that enhances a communication anomaly referred to as ‘psi’); (ii) nonganzfeld noise reduction using alleged psi-enhancing techniques (e.g., dreaming, hypnosis, relaxation, and...
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The aim of this pilot study was to determine the possibility of mentally producing, from a geographical distance, predefined images on modern digital sensors of professional commercial photographic cameras, and to do it sufficiently well for the images to be recognized by a special software. Three participants experienced in distant mind-matter int...
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Four participants, chosen for their experience in reaching an Out-of-Body state of consciousness via hypnotic induction, were asked to describe five different and unknown locations, at first using Remote Viewing conditions in an ordinary state of consciousness and then again using Remote Viewing in Out-of-Body state of consciousness. According to a...
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The following is the result, as of the 11th March 2020, of 11 dialogues totalling more than 7 hours with 3 entities channelled by V.R. in an OBE state induced by Luciano Pederzoli using hypnotic techniques. The procedure for inducing an OBE state via hypnosis is described in the work titled “A Guide to OBE Induction” (see: http://www.evanlab.org) A...
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Machine learning approaches have been fruitfully applied to several neurophysiological signal classification problems. Considering the relevance of emotion in human cognition and behaviour, an important application of machine learning has been found in the field of emotion identification based on neurophysiological activity. Nonetheless, there is h...
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The aim of this essay is to describe several ostensibly odd experiences considered implausible, illusory or hallucinatory phenomena, largely considered to be disorders of the neurological or psychological functioning from the ruling mechanist-reductionist perspective of neurosciences. A rigorous but open-minded neurophenomenological approach is req...
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Aim of this theoretical paper is to review the ontological status of so-called altered states of consciousness, suggesting a revision of their common interpretation as abnormal, or anyway less-than-normal conditions. The term Non-Ordinary Mental Expressions (NOMEs), is described and emphasized as a new conceptual tool allowing a more comprehensive...
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Background and purpose: Mediumship is the ostensible phenomenon of human-mediated communication between deceased and living persons. In this paper, we perform a meta-analysis of all available modern experimental evidence up to December 2019 investigating the accuracy of apparently anomalous information provided by mediums about deceased individuals...
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The aim of this paper is to compare the exteroception and general phenomenology of out-of-body experiences (OBEs), sometimes also referred to as extra-corporeal experiences (ECEs) of a special single case participant with recurrent spontaneous experiences of this type, with those that have been induced via the use of hypnotic induction in order to...
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Abstract Background: In this paper, data from two studies relative to the relationship between the electroencephalogram (EEG) activities of two isolated and physically separated subjects were re-analyzed using machine-learning algorithms. The first dataset comprises the data of 25 pairs of participants where one member of each pair was stimulated w...
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Machine Learning (ML) approaches have been fruitfully applied to several classification problems of neurophysiological activity. Considering the relevance of emotion in human cognition and behaviour, ML found an important application field in emotion identification based on neurophysiological activity. Nonetheless, the literature results present a...
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After exposing the various opportunities offered by modern hypnosis, hypnosis for research purposes is examined and the most advanced possibilities offered by it, such as Psychic Archaeology, Regression and Hypnotically Induced OBE (HypnOBE-Hypnotic Out of Body Experience). In fact, after having demonstrated the possibility to control the OBE throu...
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A review of the Non-Ordinary-Experiences of Consciousness
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Background: In this study, we investigated the neural correlates of the anticipatory activity of randomly presented faces and sounds of both high and low arousal level by recording EEG activity with a high spatial resolution EEG system. Methods: We preregistered the following three hypotheses: 1) a contingent Negative Variation (CNV) difference in...
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Background: In this study, we investigated the neural correlates of the anticipatory activity of randomly presented faces and sounds of both high and low arousal level by recording EEG activity with a high spatial resolution EEG system. Methods: We preregistered the following three hypotheses: 1) a contingent Negative Variation (CNV) difference in...
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The low reproducibility rate in social sciences lead researchers to hesitate to accept published findings at their face value. It became apparent that the field is lacking the tools necessary both to demonstrate and to verify credibility of research reports. In the present paper, we describe tools and methodologies that let researchers craft highly...
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In this study we analyzed retrospectively a database of 44 alleged death experiences between incarnations, as reported by 36 participants during hypnotic life regression sessions with the same hypnotist. The descriptions of these experiences were evaluated using the Italian version of the Near-Death Experience Scale. A large part of the reported ex...
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This study was aimed at verifying the possibility of mentally influencing from a distance an electronic device based on a True Random Number Generator (TRNG). Thirteen adult participants contributed to 100 trials, each comprised of three samples of data each of 15 minutes’ duration: one for pre-mental interaction, one for mental interaction, and on...
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Background: In this paper, data from two studies relative to the relationship between the electroencephalogram (EEG) activities of two isolated and physically separated subjects were re-analyzed using machine-learning algorithms. The first dataset comprises the data of 25 pairs of participants where one member of each pair was stimulated with a vis...
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The Self is an interdisciplinary topic encompassing neuroscience, psychology, philosophy, and anthropology. Despite the wealth of data available on the topic, its definition remains elusive, while its meaning overlaps with terms such as consciousness, Ego, and I, and so has created more confusion and redundancy rather than clarity. Its study is als...
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The aim of this paper is to compare the exteroception and general phenomenology of naturally arising, or spontaneous out-of-body experiences (OBEs), sometimes also referred to as extra-corporeal experiences (ECEs) with those that have been induced via the use of hypnotic induction in order to compare their phenomenology. The similarities and differ...
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Background Developmental dyslexia is one of the most common neurobehavioral disorders affecting children, but prevalence data on this condition are poor. The objective of the present study is to determine the prevalence of dyslexia in Italy in an unselected school population, using clearly defined diagnostic criteria and methods. Methods Cross-sec...
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The following contents are the result of, as at the 30th September 2018, 19 dialogues for a total of around 22 hours, with an Entity referred to as “He”/“Him” channelled by N.R. while in an OBE induced by Luciano Pederzoli (LP) by way of hypnotic techniques. This procedure is fully described in “Guide to OBE induction” (http://www.evanlab.org/wp-c...
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Background: In this paper, data from two studies relative to the relationship between the electroencephalogram (EEG) activities of two isolated and physically separated subjects were re-analyzed using machine-learning algorithms. The first dataset comprises the data of 25 pairs of participants where one member of each pair was stimulated with a vis...
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Inducing out-of-body experiences in hypnosis (H-OBEs) offers an almost unique opportunity to investigate them under controlled conditions. OBEs were induced as an imaginative task in a resting condition (I-OBE) or in hypnosis (H-OBE) in a group of 15 high hypnotizable subjects. A 32-channel EEG was recorded, and the spectral power and imaginary coh...
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Abstract This study was aimed at verifying the possibility of mentally influencing from a distance an electronic device based on a True Random Number Generator (TRNG). Thirteen adult participants contributed to 100 trials, each comprised of three samples of data each of 15 minutes’ duration: one for mental pre-interaction, one for mental interactio...
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The purpose of this work is to present an updated review of the potential applications of the mind’s non-local characteristics. By non-local characteristics we mean the ability to acquire information and interact at a distance, in other words, beyond the scope of our senses and of our bodies, without any direct contact with the information source...