Researchers from the University of Technology in Sydney, led by Dr. Trisha Stratford have found out that some couples are so harmonious that their brain starts working “on the same wavelength”. The researchers claim that this is the first scientific confirmation of the existence of the so-called sixth sense or telepathy in particular.
I should emphasize that this study didn’t find evidence for any kind of mysterious psychic abilities, so don’t get too excited just yet. However, it has revealed some pretty interesting findings about the way our brains work.
It turns out that a close relationship eventually leads to some kind of ‘mind-melding’ between two people where they can read each other’s minds to some extent. This is true for any kind of close relationships, including friendships and family bonds, but is particularly prominent in couples.
Mind-melding in couples: partners can indeed read each other’s minds
Many of us have ever had a feeling that someone is literally reading our thoughts or that you are reading someone’s mind. Especially it often happens in couples or between very close friends.
Scientists have found evidence that people in harmonious couples really start thinking in sync. These data were derived from observations of brain activity in patients and psychologists during therapy sessions.
During the experiment, the research team has ascertained the similarity of the brain activity model of partners-volunteers who had reached a state in which their nervous system was pulsating almost coherently, helping them to recognize each other’s thoughts and emotions.
Scientists believe that their findings shed light on the behavior of couples, close friends, and family members. Psychologists have long known that in some couples, people learn to think like their partners. They know what they are thinking about or what they are going to say. It has been believed that it has to do with the habit because if you observe a person for many years, you get an idea of how they are going to react and what they are going to say.
But the researchers from Sydney have shown that it is not the habit but the activity of the brain and the nervous system. They were observing a group of 30 pairs of patients and psychologists. The scientists have identified the critical moment when the nervous system was beginning to act in sync while their brain was working in an altered state of consciousness.
“That was the point when the sixth sense “switches on” and people can read each other’s minds. – said Dr. Stratford – The parts of the brain that control the nervous system begin to work at the same pace.”
While this study doesn’t provide any actual evidence that telepathy as a psychic ability exists, it sheds some light on the way the brains of two close people synchronize. I bet that you have had this kind of experience with your special someone or friend.
After all, this makes perfect sense – when you have known someone for years, you inevitably learn the way they are thinking and perceive the world. It could be that it happens unconsciously. After some years, you learn to read the subtle cues in the other person’s behavior, for example, their facial expressions or the nuances of their body language. As a result, you know what your special someone is thinking about just by looking at them.
Call it sixth sense or telepathy, but in reality, it’s just a brain syncing.
Have you experienced this kind of telepathy with your best friend, partner, or family member to the extent that you could read each other’s minds? Please let us know. We’d love to hear about your experiences.
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