In my vocabulary, this means the perception of information or data aside of that which we receive through our 5 senses. It is also called 6th sense.
ESP for me also includes the influencing of matter through the mind by for example thinking, wishing, hoping for, intending or praying.
Known examples of ESP and some of the researchers are:
- remote viewing (Puthoff, Ph.D. in physics, Russel Targ Ph.D., physicist)
- psychokinesis (Stephen E Braude, Ph.D. in philosophy, William Tiller, Ph.D. in Engineering physics)
- medium or mediumship (Julie Beischel, Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Toxicology)
- healing (Bill Bengston, Ph.D. in sociology)
- telepathy (Dean Radin, Ph.D. in psychology)
- survival of consciousness (Gary Schwartz, Ph.D. in psychology)
A useful overview of reading material is here at the University of Virginia School of medicine Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences -
Division of Perceptual Studies (DoPS)