A professor in the UK believes our brains are interconnected with each other, allowing us to communicate on a subliminal level.
A remarkable new study claims that human brains are actually interconnected in a way that resembles Wi-Fi, which enables us to know more about people than we realize. Researchers at the Univerrsity of Sheffield claims that this interconnectedness plays a part in how we communicate with each other, as our brains are trying to pick up signals from other brains.
Scientists argue that this could explain our “gut feeling” or intuition when we have a bad feeling about a person but can’t put our finger on it. And it also may explain why we avoid eye contact in crowded situations, as the information would overload our brains.
Professor Digby Tantam, in an interview with the Telegraph, described it as the “Interbrain,” which he says refers to the direct connection between our brains and others. He thinks this could explain how people get sucked into cults or become connected during football games or concerts.
Tantam has authored the book called “The Interbrain” in which he describes his theory.
“Digby Tantam presents his ground-breaking theory of the interbrain, the idea that human beings are endlessly connected by a continuous interplay of non-verbal communication of which we are unaware,” reads the Amazon description. “Considering social smiles and the way emotions can spread from one person to another, he explores the research that shows how our brains are linked and draws out the implications of the interbrain for our understanding of empathy, social communication, psychology and group behaviour.
“Exploring this often overlooked aspect of our human nature, Tantam demonstrates how the interbrain has huge significance for psychology, psychiatry and sociology and can transform our understanding of war, morality, terrorism, psychopathy and much more.”