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Ghosts created in a laboratory?

#1  Postby Blackadder » Nov 07, 2014 7:55 am

Ghosts exist only in the mind, and scientists know just where to find them, an EPFL study suggests. Patients suffering from neurological or psychiatric conditions have often reported feeling a strange "presence". Now, EPFL researchers in Switzerland have succeeded in recreating this so-called ghost illusion in the laboratory.


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http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-11-ghost-illusion-lab-neuroscientists-awaken.html
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Re: Ghosts created in a laboratory?

#2  Postby Arnold Layne » Nov 07, 2014 8:11 am

Those aren't REAL ghosts though, are they? :nono:
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Re: Ghosts created in a laboratory?

#3  Postby BlackBart » Nov 07, 2014 9:38 am

What happens if the Ecto Containment Unit fails?! :ahrr:
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Re: Ghosts created in a laboratory?

#4  Postby Blackadder » Nov 07, 2014 9:46 am

BlackBart wrote:What happens if the Ecto Containment Unit fails?! :ahrr:


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Re: Ghosts created in a laboratory?

#5  Postby chairman bill » Nov 07, 2014 10:09 am

Can I have Sigourney in that dress?


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Re: Ghosts created in a laboratory?

#6  Postby Blackadder » Nov 07, 2014 10:24 am

This had started out as a serious topic and it took five posts to reduce it to erotic titillation. <sigh>

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Re: Ghosts created in a laboratory?

#7  Postby epepke » Nov 08, 2014 5:36 pm

Blackadder wrote:This had started out as a serious topic and it took five posts to reduce it to erotic titillation. <sigh>


Yeah, it's usually faster than that. What is this forum coming to?
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Ghosts created in a laboratory?

#8  Postby CdesignProponentsist » Nov 10, 2014 8:45 am

chairman bill wrote:Can I have Sigourney in that dress?


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Re: Ghosts created in a laboratory?

#9  Postby igorfrankensteen » Nov 10, 2014 12:45 pm

This isn't anything special or new anyway. Causing delusions artificially is as old as food poisoning.

A more interesting experiment, to me anyway, is that conducted by a fellow named Persinger in Canada, who was able to replicate sleep paralysis and alien abduction delusions by the application of electromagnetic fields.
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