"Ten percent of the human brain is made up of neurons that do the actual thinking, but what of the remaining 90 percent? Some scientists say we have only tapped into a small portion of the brain's potential. The human brain is capable of some extraordinary things, and thinking and experiencing emotions may be just the tip of the iceberg.
There are people throughout the world who claim to have unusual mental abilities. Some claim they can move objects with their minds or control fire. There are even accounts of people having out-of-body experiences--a sensation of being outside one's own body, typically of floating and being able to observe oneself from a distance.
Psychic Abilities takes a look at people who claim to have these special gifts and the science behind them.
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