Researchers at Cornell University claim to have demonstrated that our brains can "see into the future". The researcher, Dr. Bem, showed college students a list of words then gave them a memory test. After the test, the students practiced the words. The results showed that practicing after the test improved the score on the test they already took.
Your reaction is either:
- You ignore the results or explain them away.
- You are willing to believe that this is actually possible.
- You don't get it (A link to the original article is at the end of this post).
So why can't we be affected now by events that happen in the future? I think we can.
The problem is that I don't know how to find a practical application for this. For example, how long can someone wait after taking a test to study and still get a benefit? Minutes? Hours? Days? Should I encourage my son to postpone his cramming for a test until it's over? When does studying give you the most benefit? Before, after or both?
So are we psychic? I recommend reading the original article here. (It's short).