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Description: Telepathy: A Science or Pseudoscience ? Telepathy means transmission of information from one person to another without using any known human sensory channels or physical interaction. The term was coined by Frederick W. H. Myers, a founder of the society for psychical research, in 1882 [1]. Over the decades, the researches on telepathy failed to produce any convincing and replicable evidence that could prove that telepathy exists, and often been considered by the scientific community as to be the pseudoscience. Here, we are predicting from some common observations that though telepathy, in the sense of thought transmission, may not be existing, emotional transmission could be a possible phenomenon. These common observations are : (1) In a room full of happy persons, a person will also feel happy to some extent, although in normal situation there is no reason for him to be happy to that extent. Festive occasions for that carry feelings of happiness to everyone in that community. In opposite, in a room full of gloomy persons, a normal individual will feel distressed to some extent. Or in a room full of angry persons, a normal person will feel distressed on anger emotional scale. (2) Suppose in a room someone is present and another person very angrily entered in that room from behind silently. Without having any sensational perception (through vision, audition, physical contact etc.) the existing person will feel a sensation of another's anger. (3) In a crowded place, we feel dizzy, because of variant emotional expressions by others. In a secluded place, or when we are in our own room, we feel a more relaxed mental state. All of the above mentioned common observations predict the fact that there is possibility that emotions could be transmitted by some measure without any sensational perception (vision, audition, touch etc.) and without any human made sensory channels from one person to another at a considerable distance. If it could be so, the question comes what could be this unknown measure? There are two possibilities : (1) Ultrasonic waves which is dependent on an existing medium between the emitter and perceiver. (2) Electromagnetic waves (which is most possible). Any study could rule out the former by changing the medium. Like whether an angry person will affect another to same extent in air or under water, or not. Or in space, whether it is possible for this emotional transmission or not. And also by directly measuring ultrasonic waves. But if it is electromagnetic wave, then study should be carried out to detect the change in intensity of any particular range of electromagnetic waves around a person, when the person is expressing strongly an emotion, or not. One study revealed the evidence of emitting specific electromagnetic waves, other than thermal radiation, by a living human body that they intended to detect a living human body buried under snow or caved in in an earthquake, mines, etc. [2]. If it is true, we have to accept the fact that living human body can emit electromagnetic waves other than thermal radiations. So it is also possible that intensity as well as wavelengths or frequencies of these waves could alter in different emotional states. Or different emotional centers in brain emit EMWs of different wavelengths or frequencies and their intensity varies on the grades of expression of that emotion. In this abstract, we are not predicting that the telepathy, as a conception of thought transmission, is possible. But a person's emotional state can be transmissible to another person at a distance without any contact or usual sensory perception. However, if emotional transmission exists, one can understand another's emotional state at a distance. And he can also predict from this information what the emitter is roughly thinking about for that moment, though it is not possible for the receiver to tell about what the emitter is exactly thinking. But intimacy can also close these factors. A person who is a receiver and well-acquianted with the emitter, would more correctly tell about his thinking. For example, if 'A' person knows that 'B' person gets more angry to someone or something, it is more easy to predict for the 'A' person from the 'B' person's severe angry state – to what he is so angry, and more correctly read his mind. If 'A' person knows what the 'B' person loves the most, then from the 'B' person's intense lovable emotional state, 'A' person could predict what 'B' person is thinking about for that moment. However, the facts here should be considered that if it is true, emotional transmission is both range dependent and intensity dependent. An angry or joyful person will affect another more in a room or in close proximity, but less when they are 100 meters or more apart. The more the distance the less will be the emotional perception. And another variable is the strength of expressed emotion. When emotions are strong, obviously our emotional centers would emit stronger waves which will be carried on for longer distance. So this typy of transmission is both range and strength dependent. In this case, it also should be speculated that these EMWs are specific and not similar in their frequencies with respect to different emotional centers of our brain. Different emotional centers have their unique nature of their waves including their specific frequencies. As emotional recognition is dependent on simultaneous possession of similar emotional centers in an organism [3], these specific waves targeted to affect the similar emotional centers in others. Another important factor is that not everyone’s brain is equally powerful to produce waves of stronger intensities with regard to different emotions. The more powerful it is, the stronger waves it can produce and that can travel greater distance without attenuation; and thus can affect larger number of other brains. So it can indirectly also reflect a person’s emotionality quotient (EQ), with regard to a particular emotion or a person’s general emotionality. This article is just a prediction from our common observations. We think that we need to carry out scientific researches to detect out the possibility of the existence of this type of transmission. References : [1] [2] Lipkova J, Cechak J (2005). “Human electromagnetic emission in the ELF band”. Measurement Science Review; Vol.5, section 2, 2005. [3] Das K K (2017). “A Theoretical Approach to Define and Analyze Emotions”. Int J Emerg Ment Health; Vol 19(4): 374, pg 1-14. [The author is searching research grant to carry out this research]

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