Telepathy is a phenomenon that has captivated people around the world for decades.
But is it real?
Here’s what you need to know about the concept.
1 / 7 Telepathy: The science of the science When it comes to the topic, the first and most basic question is: what is telepathy?
Scientists know that a person’s perception of another person’s thoughts and feelings can be modulated by electromagnetic fields that come from their brain.
But there’s a lot more to it than that.
For instance, if we were to play a game, say “Hit the ball and let it fly”, and then try to tell the player what we thought about it, they would have to think that the player was thinking the same thing as we were.
“But the ball’s not moving, so what are you saying?”
You might have to explain how you felt to a non-telepathic person, so that they could understand that what you were saying was indeed true.
And this is where the term telepathy comes in.
Scientists call this phenomenon the “sensory enhancement” of communication.
And while the physical manifestation of telepathic perception is quite real, it isn’t the same as what happens when we hear someone else speak.
As soon as we hear that someone is talking, our brains release signals that make it seem like they’re talking to us, and so we are able to recognise them as being in the same room.
So what’s so special about telepathy when it comes, scientifically speaking?
Firstly, unlike speech, which has to be interpreted by the brain, telepathy can happen in the absence of any external stimulus.
For this reason, there’s also no physiological response from our brains to the sound, and we don’t even have to worry about hearing a sound that we’ve never heard before.
Secondly, it can be achieved in the near absence of a physical stimulus.
This means that it’s not just a case of someone hearing a message on the radio, for instance.
The ability to experience other people’s thoughts is also possible, thanks to the phenomenon of entrainment.
In a nutshell, entrainments are the ability of our brains not only to send messages to one another without the need for a physical signal, but to learn and remember those messages from previous experiences.
The result is that our brains can become used to the new information.
This is why we can learn something new by listening to another person speak.
So how can we see what other people are thinking about us?
When someone is speaking, they’re using their brain to try to make sense of what they’re saying.
In this case, the brain is sending signals to the auditory cortex, which is located at the back of the brain.
When the person speaks, these signals are being processed by the visual cortex, located in the middle of the visual field.
This helps to process information from different parts of the head, and in turn allows us to understand what someone is saying.
The same is true for hearing someone else talk.
If we want to understand how they’re feeling, our brain is processing a message sent from the auditory to the visual.
And as a result, we can recognise a person as being talking about something that we already know.
This could be as simple as hearing someone say “I like you” or “I feel like I want to go to you” as a person talking to another.
We can even recognise people as having spoken in their own language.
In fact, in a study by a British neuroscientist, it was found that people who had spoken in a language other than English could be recognised as being conversational.
This explains why the language of our parents and grandparents was a foreign language to us.
But in addition to the physical phenomenon, there are also a number of physical effects.
Firstly, the human body is a highly sensitive, multi-dimensional system.
This makes sense as we’re talking about the structure of our brain, and it also explains why people can be more easily influenced by stimuli than people who have not developed the same kind of sensitivity.
Secondly and more importantly, the fact that we can’t always see the world is also a very important part of the sensory enhancement of communication, because we have to rely on the perception of the world to make our actions.
So it’s possible to imagine how, if you were able to sense the presence of a person in the room, you could change your behaviour to make sure that they didn’t come back.
However, the effects of telepathic perception are much more powerful than just physical sensations.
For example, you can use telepathy to tell someone how to dress, how to make a phone call or even to get directions from their phone.
So in a way, telepathic abilities are not only about communicating but also about being able to read their minds.
Is telepathy real?
As you might expect, many people question whether telepathy is real.