The term “anomalous cognition” has come to mean something similar to what has often been called the “sixth sense.”
These concepts are also linked with names for this phenomena such as extrasensory perception (ESP) and remote viewing.
However, is it true that certain kinds of perception are actually “anomalous,” that is, unusual or out of the ordinary?
It may be that the sixth sense is actually a very natural, normal and common kind of perception that we all experience on a regular basis. We may not recognize it as such because we filter those perceptions through our conscious and logical thinking brain.
Or, maybe we just consider these perceptions as hunches, gut feelings, instincts or intuition that we may or may not pay much attention to.
It might be more accurate and constructive to call this kind of perception “alternative cognition” or “complementary cognition.” This is similar to ideas of alternative medicine and complementary medicine.