The studies compiled by the authors examined various events such as presentations of arousing versus neutral stimuli or guessing games with correct vs incorrect feedback. The results weren’t measured by the actual verbal or action based input from the part of the volunteers, but in physical activity of the skin, heart, blood, eyes and brain. The findings across most of the studies seem to be consistent with the idea that humans, like other animals most likely, can subconsciously anticipate events, despite they can’t consciously express these future occurrences.
"I like to call the phenomenon ‘anomalous anticipatory activity,’” Mossbridge said. “The phenomenon is anomalous, some scientists argue, because we can’t explain it using present-day understanding about how biology works; though explanations related to recent quantum biological findings could potentially make sense. It’s anticipatory because it seems to predict future physiological changes in response to an important event without any known clues, and it’s an activity because it consists of changes in the cardiopulmonary, skin and nervous systems.”