Scanners are people with TELEPHATHIC and TELEKENETIC abilities
Telepathy (from the Greek τῆλε, tele, "distant"; and πάθεια, patheia, "feeling") is defined in parapsychology as the paranormal acquisition of information concerning the thoughts, feelings or activity of another person, the implication of "paranormal" being that the information is not gathered using the usual five senses, directly or inderectly. The term was coined in 1882 by the classical scholar Fredric W. H. Myers, a founder of the Society for Psychical Research, and has superseded earlier expressions such as thought-transference. Telepathy is considered a form of extra sensory perception or anomolous cognition. Telepathy is often associated with other paranormal phenomena, such as precognition, clairvoyance, and psychokinesis.
Latent Telepathy is telepathy in which a time lag is observed between the transmission and receipt of the telepathic communique. Precognitive Telepathy occurs when a telepath obtains paranormal knowledge about what the state of another person's mind will be in the near or distant future.
Telekinesis or Psychokinesis is about the movement of energy from faster moving frequency to the physical level.
It also refers to moving objects from one place to another without using physical contact. It also means the re-shaping of objects using the mind's energies, such as bending a spoon, or key, by just holding it and focusing. The term 'Psychokinesis' comes from the Greek words psyche meaning life or soul and kineisis meaning to move.
Physical energy is created by electromagnetic impulses. Universal life force energy, or psychic energy, is called Chi. [Chee] In telekinesis one taps into Chi energy then combines it with physical energy.