2017: Your Brain Has What Amounts to a “Spirit Eject” Button 

If someone zaps a certain area in your brain, you will experience floating out of your body. A similar effect can be obtained by transferring your self awareness into another person or object by hijacking your brain’s “this is me” body cues such as visual perception, breathing and heartbeat.  Olaf Blanke, a neurosurgeon at University Hospitals of Geneva and Lausanne, wasn’t trying to set off the sensations in his patient but was using electrical stimulation to map the activity of her brain in preparation for surgical treatment. But by recording the patient’s reactions and matching them with specific electrodes, Blanke was able to pinpoint the region where out-of-body experiences seem to originate. “We wanted [and needed] to be sure that what the patient experienced and told us was related to the actual stimulation,” says Blanke. When Blanke and colleagues activated electrodes placed just above the patient’s right ear — […] Read More

Adventures in the Parallel Universe

 by Misty http://www.angelfire.com/nm2/aona/mystical.html PARALLEL DREAMS 5 May 2005 : I woke up one morning and remembered my dream and as I did, some part of me snapped into one section of my brain gently. Then about ten seconds later I woke up from another dream which I also remembered and something snapped back gently into another section of the brain. I had experienced two dreams running concurrently, originating from different areas of the brain. Which makes me wonder-how do we know both sides of the brain don’t have different dreams simultaneously? I don’t know but I don’t want a simple answer I’d like the truth. One time, when I was less busy many years ago, I could remember most of the night’s dreams and had a friend who also could remember his night’s dream activities. When I mentioned I saw him in my dreams the night before, he mentioned […] Read More