Believers say anyone can use paranormal ability to see hidden, distant locations using extra-sensory perception.[citation needed]

Michael FaradayAlfred Russel WallaceRufus Osgood Mason, and William Crookes

 writers Gary BennettMartin GardnerMichael Shermer and professor of neurology Terence Hines describe the topic of remote viewing as a pseudoscience.[26][27][28][29]

Among some of the ideas that Puthoff supported regarding remote viewing was the claim in the book Occult Chemistry that two followers of Madame Blavatsky, founder oftheosophy, were able to remote-view the inner structure of atoms.[26]

He studied the remote viewing accuracy of remote viewer Ingo Swann, as measured by a group of ratings of congruence (between Swann’s drawings and the locale being “viewed”) by 40 experimentally blind participants[43] during stimulation with complex magnetic fields using a circumcerebral (around the head) eight-channel system.

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Remote viewing (RV) is the practice of seeking impressions about a distant or unseen target using subjective means, in particular, extra-sensory perception (ESP) or “sensing with mind”.

Typically a remote viewer is expected to give information about an object, event, person or location that is hidden from physical view and separated at some distance.[1][2] The term was coined in the 1970s by physicists Russell Targ and Harold Puthoffparapsychology researchers at Stanford Research Institute, to distinguish it from clairvoyance.[3][4]

Remote viewing was popularized in the 1990s upon the declassification of certain documents related to the Stargate Project, a $20 million research program that had started in 1975 and was sponsored by the U.S. government, in an attempt to determine any potential military application of psychic phenomena. The program was terminated in 1995 after it failed to produce any useful intelligence information.[n 1][5]