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Telepathy is the psychical influence of thought via experient influence over the biological basis of consciousness and the mental process by which we perceive, act, learn and remember; Including mental forms and processes such as the nervous system in which processes and transmits information by electrochemical signaling.
Early studies of telepathic experiences focused on call cases. Call cases are an instructive form of hallucinatory extrasensory experience. These cases are characteristic of a distressed individual “calling” a loved one. When such experiences occur, the sender of the call is rarely thinking of the receiver.
In other words, it is as though the sender is making a generalized call for aide without specifying the recipiency. Later speculations derived that the sender of the call may not be sending a message, but rather is speculated to be an “active” member of an association where the sender is seeking out information on those of whom the sender is emotionally close to.
This is similar to how associative networks work in the brain (a Hebbian process). Some support for this speculation emerged in later studies, as in many cases involving experients of telepathic phenomena, the sender had no conceivable reason to communicate to the recipient. Such views have inspired little attention by the parapsychological community in regards to research to date.
Recipiency may still be correlated to strong emotional association, but it is assumed that the sender is requesting assistance, not information. However, other candidates for correlation may be physical association (e.g. similar DNA; family), or could be related to the paranormal belief (receptivity to psi) of the recipient where those who believe in psi are more likely to assimilate the information into conscious awareness.
In any case, telepathic experience is assumed to be purposefully orientated rather than stochastic (random). This suggests that a call may simply be a generalize call for assistance at-a-distance to those in which the sender shares a strong association of some kind.
(Adapted from the book “Telepathy: A Quantum Approach” by Theresa M. Kelly, MsD.)