Friday, September 24, 2010

Mind Reading: Can it really be done?

Whether we know it or not, were all street-corner psychics. Without the ability to divine others thoughts or feelings, we couldn’t handle the simplest social situations, or achieve true intimacy with others. Drawing on our observations, our databank of memories, our powers of reason, and our wellsprings of emotion, we constantly make educated guesses about what another person is thinking and feeling. Throughout the most heated argument or the most lighthearted chat, we're intently collecting clues to what's on the other person's mind at the moment.

Mind reading enables us to negotiate, compete, cooperate, and achieve clones to others. As we watched the video in class about mind reading, it is apparent that the mind is an astronomical and interesting human part. I took a lot of interest in the video since I am interested in the mind. I guess that is why I am a Psychology major (haha). The brain is much more plastic and more influenced by experience than we used to think. The brain is highly structured, but it is also extremely flexible. It’s not a blank slate, but it isn’t written in stone either.

It is very interesting to know, that sometime in the near future we may be able to actually read minds. With all the advancing technology that is being introduced each and every day, the human mind may become the first step in this amazing phenomenon. Click on the title of this blog and it will send you to a cool mind reading video that I found. Have an open mind while watching. Sit back and ENJOY!!!!


  1. being that I live in atlantic city and I often go on the boardwalk. there are alot of mind reader and palm reader shops that often temp me. This post is very interesting especially since I watched the video two times and it didnt work for me. I dont know if i was doing it wrong but the last number was never the number they showed at the end.

  2. I went to two mind readers and they each said the usual, you will have a career, be in love, etc. They said that I will go through some challenges but by a particular time, I would know what to do. I only went for fun and you have to take it as a grain of salt. Only God knows our future and what is in store for each of us. The only interesting thing I found was that both psycics said I would have twins. I liked what you said about the mind being not being a "blank slate" or "written in stone either". Very true points. The mind is definitely an amazing feature of the human anatomy!