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Psychokinesis , or telekinesis , is an alleged psychic ability allowing a person to influence a physical system without physical interaction.

Artist conception of spontaneous psychokinesis from 1911 French magazine La Vie Mysterieuse.

Psychokinesis (from Greek ψυχή "mind" and κίνησις "movement"), or telekinesis (from τῆλε "far off" and κίνησις "movement"), is an alleged psychic ability allowing a person to influence a physical system without physical interaction.

Psychokinesis experiments have historically been criticized for lack of proper controls and repeatability. There is no convincing evidence that psychokinesis is a real phenomenon, and the topic is generally regarded as pseudoscience.