Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Minds work alike/ together

Vedic Verses preach - 
संगच्छध्वम्, संवदध्वम्, संवो मनांसि जानताम्।
(Let us move together, converse, let us know the minds of each other!)

 Especially in couples, known for their intimacy and amity, the meeting of minds, thinking alike is very common - says Bhatta Narayana in Veni Samhaara Treatise. (स्त्रीणां हि साहचर्यात् भवन्ति भर्तृसदृशानि चेतांसि) 

Many vows in the Marriage (Veda Mantras) correspond to these values, where minds work in tandem.

All these days, we thought that these are another set of prayer for blessings. Now scientists prove that is it a practical metaphor.

Telepathy/ Sixth Sense cannot be mere coincidence. 

Read on to learn the results of a scientific research.
London: In a research that points to the existence of “sixth sense”, scientists claim to have found evidence that a couple can become physiologically aligned even without having physical contact with each other.

In fact, the study, led by led by Sydney’s University of Technology, has found that some couples are so in tune that their brains begin to work in synchronisation — with parts of their nervous systems beating in harmony.

The scientists studied the brains and heartbeats of 30 volunteers during counselling sessions by counsellors and found identical patterns of brain activity in those who had become so close they were “physiologically aligned”.

That means they had reached a state in which their nervous systems were ticking over in harmony, helping them to know each other’s thoughts and emotions, the Daily Mail newspaper reported.

The scientists believe the findings also shed light on the behaviour of couples, close friends or family members.
Psychologists have long known that some couples learn to think like each other — allowing them to “know” what their partner is thinking or about to say. But, this new study goes further by looking into the activity of the nervous system.

In fact, Dr Trisha Stratford, who led the study, identified a crucial moment when the counsellor and patient’s brains started to work in sync in an “altered state”.

She said: “When this happens we can read each other’s brains and bodies at a deeper level — a sixth sense.” During the “altered state”, the part of each person’s brain that controls the nervous system began to beat together.

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