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#1583 - 06/29/05 03:46 AM Re: Scientists Say Everyone Can Read Minds
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I have separate memories. I'm sure of those memories. Nothing could convince me that the memories were incorrect, except for the fact that the memories are mutually exclusive. Something has happened inside my head. I am not crazy. I am not stupid, most of the time. But something has happened in my head, and I suspect that a similar thing could happen in most anyone's head.

#1584 - 06/29/05 04:03 AM Re: Scientists Say Everyone Can Read Minds

You mean Headache???
It is happening to me now ;-))

#30653 - 05/11/09 04:18 AM Re: Scientists Say Everyone Can Read Minds [Re: Anonymous]

In 1996, three neuroscientists were probing the brain of a macaque monkey when they stumbled across a curious cluster of cells in the premotor cortex, an area of the brain responsible for planning movements. The cluster of cells fired not only when the monkey performed an action, but likewise when the monkey saw the same action performed by someone else. The cells responded the same way whether the monkey reached out to grasp a peanut, or merely watched in envy as another monkey or a human did.

Because the cells reflected the actions that the monkey observed in others, the neuroscientists named them "mirror neurons."
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#30655 - 05/11/09 07:28 AM Re: Scientists Say Everyone Can Read Minds [Re: ]
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Yes, it's very interesting, isn't it! All the more so, thanks to the exuberant enthusiasm of V.S. Ramachandran.

You could say that it's 'mind-reading' to the extent that it appears to promote empathy, and probably helps a monkey to anticipate the actions and needs of others.
"Time is what prevents everything from happening at once" - John Wheeler

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