Definition of thought transference in US English:

thought transference


  • another term for telepathy
    • ‘The first major experimental work on thought transference conducted by the Society for Psychical Research focused on the supposed abilities of the Creery sisters, who were caught using a code to fraudulently produce the effects.’
    • ‘There are several differing views which can be brought to bear as an ‘explanation’, and thought transference is an obvious one.’
    • ‘This also explains why he holds the bizarre notion that mind control is accomplished through telepathic thought transference.’
    • ‘Evidence that people can communicate with each other using thought transference has emerged from ground-breaking research in Scotland, it was claimed last night.’
    • ‘Can I ask you if you have, in your experience, encountered people who were not necessarily exhibiting thought transference, but might well have been psychotic?’
    • ‘They do not possess language, communicating simply through thought transference, and they have not sublimated the primitive desires for self-gratification.’
    • ‘Alongside this, Ferenczi was fascinated by contemporary experiments in thought transference and other occult activities, hoping that they might provide useful tools for psychoanalysis.’


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