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A sixth sense isn’t necessarily a paranormal phenomenon. In this focused talk, neuroscientist Frederike Petzschner explains her research into the sixth sense, “a window to the inside world.” getAbstract recommends Petzscher’s engaging though somewhat esoteric presentation to anyone who is interested in the mysteries of human biology.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why all humans boast a sixth sense,
  • How your mind influences your body and
  • How your body influences your mind.

About the Speaker

Neuroscientist Frederike Petzschner is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Zürich and ETH Zürich.



Your five senses – sight, hearing, taste, touch and smell – offer you “a window to the outside world.” In addition, you have a sixth sense that monitors all your internal functions, including, for example, your heart rate and sodium levels...

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    Claire Bittner 3 years ago
    “Perception is nothing else but a reinterpretation of your sensory information according to your beliefs.” Will definitely take this quote to heart.

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