ability to gain information about an object, person, location or physical event through extrasensory perception

Clairvoyance is an ability to know about things or events that will occur in the future.

owl as a symbol of wisdom and clairvoyance

According to psychologists from Yale, human beings first see something happen, then think about seeing it, but sometimes they believe they had the thought first. This, they say, is why some people think they have clairvoyance.[1][2][3]



  1. Adam Bear; Rebecca Fortgang; Michael Bronstein (January 13, 2018). "You think you're clairvoyant, but your brain is just tricking you". The Washington Post. Retrieved June 22, 2021.
  2. Adam Bear; Paul Bloom (April 28, 2016). "A Simple Task Uncovers a Postdictive Illusion of Choice". Psychological Science. 27 (6): 914–922. doi:10.1177/0956797616641943. PMID 27125962. S2CID 16028974. Retrieved June 22, 2021.
  3. Adam Bear; Rebecca G. Fortgang; Michael V. Bronstein; Tyrone D. Cannon (October 3, 2017). "Mistiming of thought and perception predicts delusionality". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 114 (40): 10791–10796. doi:10.1073/pnas.1711383114. PMC 5635918. PMID 28923963.