Presentiment: a sense of something about to happen; premonition
The first links shows the scientific evidence of the presentiment effect.
One shows that the body is capable of reacting before an event happens. In a series of tests in which an image was selected at random by a computer, the subjects physically reacted (faster heart rate, more skin moisture etc) 3 seconds Before emotional (sexual or violent) images were shown, but not before a calm picture, with stats against chance being staggaringly high.
The other relates more to consciousness and the link to the 'spirit' or 'soul'
I'v put the links to the whole articles underneath the individual conclusions.
Read and click if ur interested.
Four double-blind experiments, using different hardware and software implementations, subject populations, environmental conditions, and photographic stimuli, explored the possibility that some intuitive hunches, as reflected
by fluctuations in the autonomic nervous system, may involve unconscious perception of future experiences. Overall the experiments supported this idea. Consideration of alternative explanations suggests that the observed effects were not due to known artifacts. It is tempting to speculate about possible theoretical explanations for these effects, especially the possibility that presentiment may be one way that the time-symmetries pervading fundamental physics manifest in human experience. But further speculations will be reserved for future publications.
The quote at the beginning of this article is preceded by the following few sentences:
No one can flatter himself that he is immune to the spirit of his own epoch, or even that he possesses a full understanding of it. Irrespective of our conscious convictions, each one of us, without exception, being a particle of the general mass, is somewhere attached to, colored by, or even undermined by the spirit which goes through the mass. Freedom stretches only as far as the limits of our consciousness. - Carl Jung , 1942
In exploring the limits of consciousness, especially when confronting experimental results suggesting the existence of unconscious precognition, we are indeed challenged by the spirit of our own epoch. In spite of the persuasiveness of conventional wisdom, consciousness may in fact have transtemporal aspects, and if so, the hard problem of consciousness takes on a mysterious new gleam. However, before adopting Beloff's (1994) contention that a transtemporal or transpatial consciousness argues against epiphenomenalism, it is worthwhile to consider an alternative. It may be, for example, that consciousness does indeed emerge from the workings of the physical brain, but our notion of "physical" must be significantly expanded. After all, the mechanistic, Newtonian model of physical reality has radically changed over the past century through developments in quantum theory, chaos theory, and non-linear dynamics, and we now know that the world is not simply a deterministic mechanism. Reality must be non-local. Non-locality in this sense means that physical matter is influenced not only by events local to that matter, but by events at arbitrary distances, including events outside the light cone (Herbert, 1985). Given the properties of this strange new view of the world, a phenomenon like transtemporal perception is not only possible, but likely. In fact, from the post-Newtonian viewpoint, the supposed intractable gulf between epiphenomenalism and interactionism is revealed as an illusion. The former promises to tell us much about how the brain processes information, but it says little about where all the information comes from. The latter promises to tell us about strange ways that information can impinge upon the brain, but not much about how the brain processes that information. Any model of consciousness which aspires to be comprehensive must judiciously combine theories and evidence from both the former and the latter views.