A psychically sensitive gestalt, more commonly called a sensitive, is an entity or system the normal functioning of which can be disrupted by psychic waveforms.

For example, most human brains are not under normal conditions vulnerable to psychic damage, or at least not any more so than ordinary, non-thinking matter. Thus, the level of psychic energy needed to alter the thoughts of a normal human is the same as the level needed to do physical damage, and the effects are indistinguishable from such damage.

A small percentage of humans, however, are sensitives, and thus the normal operation of their brain can be disrupted by the waves emitted by psychic events. Usually the brain interprets this as sensory data: they "feel" or "see" the psychic event as the waves from it pass through their brains.

Of course, disruption is not always benign. Sensitives are often subject to nightmares, seizures, or odd compulsions as a result of psychic events. It should also be noted that sensitivity is a function of the gestalt -- in rather inaccurate laymen's terms, the "mind" or "soul" -- rather than the brain. While some individuals are born sensitive, others can become sensitive as a result of trauma, training, or even close encounters with psychic events or spirit entities. Similarly, sensitivity can abruptly end as the gestalt shifts over a lifetime.

As a function of the gestalt, sensitivity does not require a brain. Indeed, spirit entities are far more likely to be sensitive than humans. Also, the capacity of the brain in question is not important; many animals and insects, even some plants show signs of psychic sensitivity.

The foremost authority on psychic sensitivity was doubtless the late Dr. Cyrill Corbin, best known as the inventor of the Corbin Device, who claimed near the end of his life to have developed a means of inducing psychic sensitivity. Whether he succeeded is a matter of some debate.

The most infamous known sensitive is one Patient P, studied by several leading authorities on psychology and psychic phenomena. Though her precise identity was never revealed, she is known to have been a young woman who, in the early 1960s, suddenly developed extreme psychic sensitivity. Even the most mild of psychic events, such as a human orgasm, was sufficient to disrupt her thought processes and induce intense compulsions. The salacious details and scandal of the case made it extremely popular among researchers, but the modern consensus is that her disorder was entirely psychosomatic.

    -Midori Konton

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