Is it possible to read someone's mind?

SA nospam at nospam.net
Wed Jun 6 23:01:58 EST 2001

In article <9fjpb7$4hrjm$1 at ID-81739.news.dfncis.de>,
 "maxwell" <mmmaxwell at hotmail.com> wrote:

> Brian <zhil at online.no> wrote in message
> news:7XbT6.6787$lM3.133493 at news1.oke.nextra.no...
> > "yan king yin" <y.k.y(at)lycos(dot)com> skrev i melding
> > news:9fgrg0$jht2 at imsp212.netvigator.com...
> <big snip>
>  but I have one question.
> > Extended vision from the ultra-violet to the infra-red zone.
> > Is it possible to "train" the brain to adapt to such vision by
> "squeezing"
> > the Extended visual zone into what we have now (normal visual zone) ?
> I haven't the foggiest notion what this "Extended" vision you've dreamed
> about is supposed to be.
> The constraint is at the level of the retina, specifically, at the level
> of
> absorption of pigments, i.e., of the rhodopsin molecules.
> Meanwhile, there have been attempts to modify the absorption
> characteristics
> of visual pigments.
> ...a recent paper:
> http://fly.hiwaay.net/~pspoole/echres.html#newsarticles
> > I suspect there would be modifications to such a 'crackpot' idea.
> A fair start would be disposal.
> > Basically there is no limits to what could be done.
> As long as you need not root your ideas in actual structures, sure !
> > Just my thoughts...
> > Sincerely,
> > Brian
> Have fun !
> -maxwell

I met a guy at an EEG (Sleep) lab who claimed he could read people's 
minds using it. But the PI told me the guy has schizophrenia and they 
just let him work there as part of a back-to-work program. I thought the 
guy was cool.

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