Prophesying the future is a film genre that many of us prefer, including the movie Next starring Nicholas Cage in which he is capable of predicting a certain event within a few hours of its taking place. But do not believe that this only takes place on television, as in reality, everyone has this capability.
Through a study, American scientists now claim that human beings may have the ability to see the future. According to reports, this study may shock the world of science. Currently, University of Washington researchers are conducting a series of experiments to reveal the mystical acumen of the brain for prediction of everyday events.
This is not fortune-telling or superstition. This study will be of help to patients with neurological disorders such as early schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease, mainly because in these diseases, patients suffer from long-term consciousness loss, resulting in mental disorders.
The researchers studied the brain’s Central Dopaminergic System and concluded that it may provide the information to the brain in unexpected situations. They used functional magnetic resonance imaging technique to record daily data from the test subjects. The person in charge of the study, University of Washington associate professor of psychology Dr. Zacks, said prediction of impending events is crucial for guiding behavior, but is also a key component of predictive perception, language processing and learning theory, and is of great help in predicting the future.
Researchers are discussing theory for how to predict impending events. The core of this theory is actually a belief in the future projections. Sometimes the human spirit needs to be upgraded, especially when the environment cannot be predictably changed. Zacks also pointed out that when we watch videos of test subjects, we are able to predict what will happen next in the video. Zacks conducted experiments on young healthy test subjects by letting them watch videos of everyday life events such as car washing or washing clothes, and after the test subjects had watched a video for some time, the video would be stopped. Afterwards, the test subjects would make some of their own ideas to imagine what the subjects in the video would be doing. Recording would generally happen halfway and stop, followed by forecasting.
The researchers found that the test subjects had an accuracy rate of 90% or more in predicting the entire activity of the video. But if the test subjects were called to test some other things, their confidence was clearly lacking. Zacks said: “Predictions not in accordance with the recording were the most difficult, and the test subjects knew of this difficulty. When the recording was stopped, the test subjects made greater errors.” Zacks and his research group are extremely interested in the neurological systems of the test subjects, and expect to reveal how they predict a new event.
In fact, long before these video tests, U.S. scientists have conducted such experiments on predicting the future. In one experiment performed by Professor Daryl Bem at Cornell University, New York, students were allowed as much as possible to memorize a group of words, after which a few were randomly selected for them to spell out. The results showed that the words they easily remembered were exactly those they were asked to spell out. Professor Bem believes this is proof of future events affecting people’s memory.
In another experiment, students were asked to view a computer screen in which there were two images hidden by curtains , and to choose the one hiding a pornographic image. In the results, the success rate of students selecting the correct image was high. Moreover, the position of the pornographic image was randomly assigned by the computer, and it could not be determined behind which curtain it was hidden before the students made their choices.
For believers in human paranormal powers, this is sufficient to show the students have “super powers.”
Professor Bem has implemented a total of nine different experiments, with more than 1,000 volunteers, and eight of these experiments have shown similar results. According to reports, the chance that the results are a “coincidence” is just 1 in 74 billion. Professor Bem calls on scientists to be open-minded in accepting this paranormal phenomenon.