A good way to learn to “read” the minds of others is to… take in literature.
According to a new American scientific research, published in the “New York Times”, reading good literature books helps people develop valuable cognitive and emotional capabilities, which facilitate the development of interpersonal relationships and thus help communities work better.
Researchers of the New School for Social Research in New York, led by a Social Psychology Professor Emanuele Castano, made five experiments which assessed the impact of the literature on the ability of readers to recognize the perspective of others and understand what they think and feel.
For the purposes of the research, the participants were given Continue reading
Researchers at the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience of the Maastricht University (Netherlands) developed a revolutionary new technology that allows any user to type words and whole phrases (letter by letter) in real time just by thinking of them.
The system makes use of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) in order to analyze the hemodynamic responses of the brain caused by mental images corresponding to each letter of the alphabet, and these in their turn to different fMRI signals. Continue reading
Using imaging tools and computer analysis, Japanese scientists could determine the images appearing in the dreams of a group of test subjects with 60% accuracy. So says an article published in the Indian Journal of Science Express.
A group of researchers at the Nara Institute of Science and Technology attempted to find a connection between the visual experiences in dreams and data provided by MRI scans of a human brain at rest.
The level of detail is far from what we see in science fiction films such as “Inception” but experts describe the results as “stunning”, says British newspaper The Daily Mail.
“This is probably the first real live demonstration of brain function as it relates to the content of dreams,” said neurologist and sleep specialist Dr. Robert Stickgold of Harvard Medical School. Although, he said, the creation of a machine that can completely read and record dreams is still far off, the implications of the technology in the more distant future suggests we will one day be able to design a machine that can Continue reading
Scientists say that we may soon be able to control flying drones with our minds, and communicate almost telepathically via smart phones, thanks to temporary electronic tattoos. Todd Coleman, associate professor of bioengineering at the University of California, is developing non-invasive means to control electronics with the mind – a technique that can be used by practically anybody.
Controlling machines by thought alone is no longer strictly the domain of science fiction. In recent years, brain implants have given people the ability to control robots with their thoughts, giving hope that one day we will be able to overcome the disadvantages of serious injury and disability with the help of bionic limbs or mechanical exoskeletons.
But brain implants are an invasive technology, and perhaps should only be used in people who need them for medical reasons. Instead, Coleman and his team are developing flexible wireless chips that read brain activity, which can be placed on the hand in the form of a temporary tattoo. Continue reading
In an experiment that seems to come out of science fiction, American neuroscientists connected with cables the brains of two rats, allowing them to perceive and accept the stimuli of each other, even at a distance of thousands of kilometers.
Tricking the brain
“Can we trick the brain? Can it process signals from another body?” That was the question Miguel Nicolelis of Duke University in North Carolina tried to answer. And according to a study published in the journal «Scientific Reports», the answer is yes. Continue reading
How many times we wished to be able to contact someone without words… New company for scientific and military research plans to make the dream come true by giving us a possibility to send text or audio messages by thought. The technology of so-called synthetic telepathy is based on analyzing electrical activity of the brain using EEG. Similar technology is already commercially available and used in video games. Continue reading
For many years, animal trainers, pet owners and naturalists have been speaking of various cases of insight in animals, indicating that they have telepathic abilities. Unfortunately, this topic has not been studied enough, since scientists have a taboo on all kinds of the “paranormal”, while researchers and parapsychologists are focused on humans.
According to sample research in Englandand the United States, many pet owners believe that their animals sometimes communicate with them telepathically. On average, 48% of dog owners and a third of cat owners claim that their pets respond to their thoughts and silent commands. Continue reading
The results of many scientific experiments on telepathy seem so persuasive that it raises the question why this information is still closed from the general public?
Some evidence of this amazing phenomenon has been published yet in 1951 by the psychologist Donald Hebb. In his article he explained why this data, no matter how valid it is, would not be widely distributed: Continue reading
Has it ever happened to you to hear the phone ringing and know who is calling without looking at the number on the screen?
Rupert Sheldrake is a British biologist known for his “heretical” scientific views and his experimental research on telepathy. It is an interview where he speaks of “telephone telepathy” – the ability of some people to understand who is calling them before hearing his voice or see the number on screen. Are you one of them? Continue reading