We humans navigate our way through life in individual bodily casings, each apparently sealed tight against external influences; our minds, feelings and thoughts are completely our own, totally unaffected and inaccessible to others outside our impenetrable physical forms.

Or are they?

As a new age concept, the Global Consciousness is old news, but science likes to find evidence over faith; intriguingly, some credible data now supports the notion that our minds are all connected via a global, and potentially universal, consciousness.
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Researchers have discovered that rats can be made to communicate telepathically across long distances. Scientists trained rats in North Carolina and Brazil to work together to solve problems in return for a drink of water. In the first experiment they had to press the correct lever corresponding to a particular indicator light–in the second they had to distinguish between wide and narrow openings.

Electrodes picked up the brain activity of the first rat and fed it over the internet into the brain of its partner, which had the same levers in its cage but received no visual cues about which one to push. The best rats received telepathic messages from their encoder partners 70% of the time.
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Chimps can read each other’s minds, but in order for US to do it, we may need a machine. They’re building one for Stephen Hawking, the UK quantum physicist who has ELS.

In the April 3rd edition of the New York Times, David Ewing Duncan writes: "Called the iBrain, this simple-looking contraption is part of an experiment that aims to allow Dr. Hawking–long paralyzed by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease–to communicate by merely thinking." It looks like a black headband attached to a tiny, lightweight box.
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Chimps can read each others’ minds to an extent. If, for instance, one of them spots a dangerous snake hiding in the leaves on the forest floor, he seems to know whether or not he needs to alert the others–whether or not they have noticed it too. Videos of wild chimps in Uganda reveal that, when they spot the fake snake that scientists have hidden there, they are more likely to make warning calls when if others in their troop have not seen the danger.
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