Hindustan Times (Lucknow)



LONDON: In a first, Swiss researcher­s have succeeded in recreating a ghost illusion in a lab. Patients suffering from neurologic­al or psychiatri­c conditions have often reported feeling a strange “presence” that is felt but unseen, akin to a guardian angel or a demon. Researcher Olaf Blanke’s team at Ecole Polytechni­que Federale de Lausanne in Switzerlan­d was able to recreate the illusion of a similar presence in the lab and provide a simple explanatio­n. They showed the “feeling of a presence” results from an alteration of sensorimot­or brain signals, which are involved in generating selfawaren­ess by integratin­g informatio­n from our movements space.

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