A term coined by science-fiction editor John W. Campbell, Jr. to denote a combination of radionics and psi phenomena. His editorial "The Science of Psionics," published in the February 1956 issue of his magazine Astounding Science Fiction, discussed "psychic electronic machines." One such machine was invented by Thomas G. Hieronymus (U.S. Patent No. 2,482,773) and resembles the black box of radionics. Campbell described the machine in an article later that year. Campbell is also remembered as the publisher of L. Ron Hubbard 's initial article introducing Dianetics to the public.
Campbell, John W., Jr. "Psionic Machine-Type One." Astounding Science Fiction (June 1956).