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Old Feb 05, 2004, 12:22 PM
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Sixth-sense feeling may be your 'mindsight'

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Sixth-sense feeling may be your 'mindsight'

RHIANNON EDWARD

A MYSTERIOUS form of unconscious vision described as "mindsight" may provide an explanation for "sixth sense" experiences, it was claimed yesterday.

Scientists demonstrated its existence in tests on volunteers which showed that some could be aware of a scene changing without understanding why.

They simply reported having a "gut feeling" that a briefly shown photographic image had altered.

Ronald Rensink, a Canadian psychologist who led the study, believes their visual system was able to pick up the change without them knowing what was altered or where the alteration occurred.

"I think this effect explains a lot of the belief in a sixth sense," he told New Scientist magazine.

Dr Rensink’s team at the University of British Columbia showed 40 people a series of photographic images flickering on a computer screen. Each image was shown for a quarter of a second and followed by a brief blank grey screen.

Sometimes the image would remain the same, while on other occasions it would alternate with a subtly different one.

When the researchers manipulated the image, about a third of the volunteers reported "feeling" it had changed.

In control trials, where no changes were made, the same individuals were confident that nothing had been altered.

Dr Rensink believes mindsight might be at work when someone goes into a room and senses something is different, without being able to define what.

"It could well be an alerting system," he said.

http://news.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=140492004

There seems to be a re-emergence of scientific interest in the "sixth" sense, very interesting

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Old Feb 05, 2004, 01:03 PM
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Oh no.

It's the 100th monkey all over again.

I am not touching it........

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Old Feb 05, 2004, 01:08 PM
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"I am not touching it........"Matt

Stay away from monkeys Matt, never know what you will catch.

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Old Feb 05, 2004, 01:21 PM
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Look what it did for Michael Jackson......

Ooooops, did I say that?

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Old Feb 05, 2004, 03:06 PM
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I'm pretty comfortable with the idea that people have a "little voice" that sometimes seems accurate. Don't know if it's something spooky, or if it's just exceptional subconscious processing.

Doesn't really matter to me how it works, just If it works.
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Old Feb 05, 2004, 03:19 PM
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"sixth" sense

Whatever the "sixth" sense is, it's for real and no joking matter! It has saved my bacon a few times. Someone once told me it was nothing more than the sum of all the other five senses "working over-time"! I once read someplace that thru our "normal" senses we often pick up clues that our concious mind does not recognize or interpet, but our subconcious recognizes that "something ain't right" and we get that "funny" feeling and the "red flags" go up. This is especially so in high stressed situations.
No "monkey business", when it happens to me, I pay attention!
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Old Feb 05, 2004, 04:36 PM
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"This is especially so in high stressed situations."Gear

That has been my experience also.

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Old Feb 06, 2004, 08:34 AM
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I've got this "gut feeling" a trolling is happening.

I'm with Matt and the monkeys!!

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Old Feb 06, 2004, 10:00 AM
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I absolutely believe this to be 100% truth. We, as humans, are becoming more and more domesticated over the years. Sadly, we have either started evolving away from, or are just ignoring, our instincts; this innate 'sixth sense' being one of them.
There's way more going on in our noggins than meets the eye (so to speak).
The moral of the story? Listen to your 'inner voice' / 'gut feeling' / whatever you want to call it!!! (<- very important!) As GYROGEARLOOSE said, you may owe your life to it one day. Even in not-so-extreme circumstances, follow your gut, listen to that voice, let your brain do what it was designed to do.
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Old Feb 06, 2004, 10:24 AM
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I've got this "gut feeling" a trolling is happening.

I'm with Matt and the monkeys!!

Viper

Not everything that is interesting to discuss should be called trolling.... (Or should it???)

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Old Feb 06, 2004, 01:23 PM
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Have fun with Matt and the Monkeys VP.

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Old Feb 06, 2004, 03:42 PM
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Monkeys aside, there was a similar study from an admitedly "Enthusiastic" researcher a couple years ago at Columbia or wherever, where they flashed a random series of photos on a computer at volunteer subjects wired up to EEG, EKG etc...

Most of the photos were of just everyday items or situations, but every so often a pic of an horrific car accident, or some equally disturging image would flash.

Certain people displayed consistant "Pre-awareness" of autonomic indicators immediately before the "Scary" picture would flash on the screen.

Really intriguing, but before I buy in completely, I'd like to see a couple of other legit institutions double check the math.
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Old Feb 06, 2004, 04:15 PM
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Should we rule out the possibility of Angels or "a still small voice?"

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Old Feb 06, 2004, 04:29 PM
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"Really intriguing, but before I buy in completely, I'd like to see a couple of other legit institutions double check the math." Dog

Ditto

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Old Feb 06, 2004, 04:50 PM
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Should we rule out the possibility of Angels or "a still small voice?"

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Why rule them out? I don't know how a computer works, but I know when it works.

That it works is good enough for me.
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