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Scientists have sent a ‘mental message’ from one person to another 4,000 miles away in what they claim is the world’s first successful telepathy experiment. They connected one person in Mumbai, India, to a wireless headset linked to the internet, and another person to a similar device in Paris. When the first person merely thought of a greeting such as ‘ciao’, Italian for ‘hello’, the recipient in France was aware of the thought occurring, according to a report in the journal PLOS One. The subject receiving the message could not comprehend the word itself, but could report flashes of light in their brain that corresponded to the exact moment when the word ‘ciao’ was being thought. The experiment was carried out by experts from Harvard University, who claim it shows technology can be used to transmit information from one person’s brain to another.

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