Greetings Ladies and Gentlemen.
Just throwing this out there after a discussion with a member on another thread yesterday.
In order to respect T and Cs I will not mention member names or link to threads but will give you all a couple of clues as to where you can find this
information in order to conclude and share your own proper opinions here.
Whilst posting in a thread discussing an object ressembling a bone on the planet Mars
it was noticed by another member (name resembles a pack
of beer) that he/she and I practically posted at the same time with roughly the same opinions...
I call this up until now pure coincidence as we are 268,158 members (according to latest stats here) and at any one given time 2 or more of us may
have the same opinion on a topic.
Personally this has happened to me here a couple of times but I kind of just brushed it to one side as coincidental until another member (the one who
has a name that resembles something concerning a pack of beer
) mentioned it... Now I am dubitating my original opinion...
So... My question is the following : Respected fellow members of ATS... has this happened to you before... here or on any other forum and if so,
what are your opinions/theory?
A little food for thought :
When two people experience a deep connection, they’re informally described as being on the same wavelength. There may be neurological truth to
Brain scans of a speaker and listener showed their neural activity synchronizing during storytelling. The stronger their reported connection, the
closer the coupling.
The experiment was the first to use fMRI, which measures blood flow changes in the brain, on two people as they talked. Different brain regions have
been linked to both speaking and listening, but “the ongoing interaction between the two systems during everyday communication remains largely
unknown,” wrote Princeton University neuroscientists Greg Stephens and Uri Hasson in the July 27 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
They found that speaking and listening used common rather than separate neural subsystems inside each brain. Even more striking was an overlap between
the brains of speaker and listener. When post-scan interviews found that stories had resonated, scans showed a complex interplay of neural call and
response, as if language were a wire between test subjects’ brains.
The findings don’t explain why any two people “click,” as synchronization is a result of that connection, not its cause. And while the brain
regions involved are linked to language, their precise functions are not clear. But even if the findings are general, they support what psychologists
call the “theory of interactive linguistic alignment” — a fancy way of saying that talking brings people closer by making them share a common
More can be found here : www.wired.com...
Looking forward to reading your responses.
edit on 19/8/14 by Rodinus because: Crap grammar