Psionic phenomenonPsionic phenomena
are powers of the mind that are usually under a person's conscious control such as telepathy
, and prescience
. Serious research has been done, at Duke University
and in the old Soviet Union
, but many projected psionic phenomena remain undemonstrated, see anomalous phenomenon
Psionic powers are a staple of science fiction such as the Darkover novels of Marion Zimmer Bradley. Prescience plays a pivotal role in the Dune series of novels by Frank Herbert.
In comic books, psionic powers are common features among superheroes. Two examples are in the X-Men: Professor X and Jean Grey.
See extra-sensory perception