A discussion of the fundamental consistency between phenomena related to telepathy and the existing representations of the laws of information transmission. A brief description and analysis are given of the information content of some experiments conducted by the Bioinformation Section of the Moscow Board of the A. S. Popov Society, USSR. The possibility of obtaining definite results by intentionally conducted experiments speaks in favor of the existence of the telepathic type of phenomena. Formal algorithms are proposed to suggest the use of telepathy for constructing information transmission channels. This paper was submitted by Professor Kogan for presentation at the UCLA symposium entitled "A New Look at Extrasensory Perception," June 7-8, 1969.
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