Originally Posted by DD2011
I've been called insane, so please take into consideration when reading lol.
I wonder if there is a way to discover the area of the brain for telepathy, and I have many questions on the possibilities. If telepathy is scientifically possible in the human brain, would we be able to determine that the communication is not coming from our own brain -- would we "feel" it or recognize it truly wasn't our own thought or picture?
I wonder if a person is capable of physically feeling when a certain area of their brain lights up for specific actions/functions of the brain. For example, if a certain area lights up when you feel anger or love, can you learn to physically feel the area that is lighting up in your brain, and recognize when certain areas are lighting up for different actions or behaviors that you do. If telepathy is a function of the brain, would we need that brain recognition of our own feelings/actions to know it was telepathy occuring and not our own thoughts? (yes I know - insane lol).
If the communication occurs through energy waves produced by one brain to another, would we need to be able to physically feel that energy wave so to recognize it was communication and emitted to another or not our own thoughts if emitted to us? Would we have to have the abilitity to feel our brain lighting areas so we could light an area to block the communication wave if we chose to?
If we're just forming our telepathic abilities in an evolutionary type process, how do we go about learning it without science being able to find a repetitive ability enough to prove that it even exists? Do we continue on not even thinking about it even though it might be happening? I think science shuns it's possibilities because of not being able to prove it with current "scientific standards", but yet the possibilities still exist. One thing is for sure, I do believe the capabilties of the brain are far greater than the greater public is aware of. What do you think of telepathy, it's scientific possibilities, how one would feel it, recognize and learn to use it?
Not insane, but an ambitious
question, DD2011. But surely already answered to the fullest extent by spy agencies in the US, the former Sovjet-Union and China (except they aren't telling
). Spies of course would be particularly interested in the power to READ MINDS and any secrets they hold.
Answering, I think it should be easy to test, by using selected ESP
-talented subjects, which you physically isolate, while tasking one to mentally transmit numbers, objects or a story(!) to the others who are in 'receiving' mode. Just check for accurate reception, and change your methods to improve this. I don't think it is necessary to feel telepathy (although there could exist an authentic/unique experience of it), but you must select for folks who can effectively transmit and receive thoughts.
It would be indeed interesting to combine such research with Functional magnetic resonance imaging
, or fMRI. It shows what brain area requires more oxygen/blood flow during neural activity, presumably including telepathy.
Personally I suspect we developed telepathic abilities well before Human History, although I'm not sure exactly why/how it was used, and if the skill was lost somehow. Everybody has some psychic potential imo...