As a frequent writer on paranormal topics, this Examiner has come across quite a few stories indicating that telepathy exists between certain individuals such as parents and children, close friends and even twins. It is a remarkable human super ability that has surfaced particularly during times of stress or distress when the need to reach another person is paramount.
But not everyone is able to communicate telepathically and those that do most often find that it is a one-time event. However, now researchers at Harvard University have managed to achieve telepathy using a “brain-to-brain” system.
To date, brain-to-computer interfaces (BCI) have allowed a computer to detect and understand a person’s thoughts via a sensor. The work conducted at Harvard is a “brain-to-brain interface” that allows a human to make a rat’s move its tail simply by thought.
This was accomplished by having the human subject wear an “EEG-based BCI and the rat being equipped with a “focused ultrasound (FUS) computer-brain interface.” When the BCI sends a signal to the rat, an ultrasound beam stimulated the appropriate neurons in the rat’s “motor cortex” to cause the desired reaction.
The next step, researchers say, is to create an interface that would allow humans to pass on their thoughts directly to other human – a man-made system of telepathy. The problem though, is that researchers do not know how the brain would encode the messages it might receive. Researchers say this occurred in about 1.5 seconds and subsequent tests proved this method to be 94 percent accurate.
Telepathy would of course be a wonderful thing between family members and close friends. However like most new inventions, it would be fraught with possible problems from people who might wish to control others using this method of thought transference. In the hands of the wrong person and/or group, it would have the potential to be extremely dangerous when used for mind control.
Researchers are also considering the future possibility of humans being able to communicate telepathically with their pets – something that many pet owners wish they could do.