Day: November 10, 2014

The Brain Makes Its Own Ghosts

A Robot That Makes You Feel Like a Ghost Is Behind You - The Atlantic

Via The Atlantic: ‘In a new study, researchers were able to induce people to feel a presence behind them using a robot, which has implications for understanding schizophrenia and consciousness itself.

The sense of someone near you when no one is actually there is called “feeling of presence” or FOP, apparently, according to a new study in Current Biology that identified the regions of the brain associated with this sensation and, wildly, recreated it in a lab setting.’