Phenomenon -- the search for the next great mentalist where illusions and intrigue can lead to a top prize of \$250,000. World-renowned mystifier Criss Angel and famed mentalist Uri Geller will assess and then offer their unfiltered opinions as 10 carefully selected contestants compete. Each week, the contestants demonstrate their mystifying talents on a panel of celebrity guests who experience the spellbinding illusions live, along with the studio audience. Ultimately, the fate of the contestants will be determined by the home viewers, who will vote.

Phenomenon - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2007-10-24

Phenomenon - Ideomotor phenomenon - Netflix

Ideomotor phenomenon is a psychological phenomenon wherein a subject makes motions unconsciously.

The ideomotor response (or ideomotor reflex), often abbreviated to IMR, is a concept in hypnosis and psychological research. It is derived from the terms “ideo” (idea, or mental representation) and “motor” (muscular action). The phrase is most commonly used in reference to the process whereby a thought or mental image brings about a seemingly “reflexive” or automatic muscular reaction, often of minuscule degree, and potentially outside of the awareness of the subject. As in reflexive responses to pain, the body sometimes reacts reflexively with an ideomotor effect to ideas alone without the person consciously deciding to take action. The effects of automatic writing, dowsing, facilitated communication, and Ouija boards have been attributed to the phenomenon. Mystics have often attributed these effects to paranormal or supernatural force. Philosophers have concluded that there's no way to determine whether it's natural or supernatural. The associated term “ideo-dynamic response” (or “reflex”) applies to a wider domain, and extends to the description of all bodily reactions (including ideo-motor and ideo-sensory responses) caused in a similar manner by certain ideas, e.g., the salivation often caused by imagining sucking a lemon, which is a secretory response. The notion of an ideo-dynamic response contributed to James Braid's first neuro-psychological explanation of the principle through which suggestion operated in hypnotism.

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