Are ghosts real? 人見鬼都是"大腦在作怪"

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Image caption Feeling spooked? It's just your brain

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鬼是不存在的。當一個人覺得身邊有鬼的時候那都是大腦在捉弄你。這是科學家對大腦研究後得出的結論。他們已經成功鑒別出大腦中用來處理每個人周圍空間的部分。這一研究報告發表在《當代生物學》雜誌上。以下是 BBC 記者 Rebecca Morelle 發來的報道:

The feeling of a ghostly presence – that spooky sensation that someone is close-by when no-one is there - has often been reported by mountaineers, explorers and many others. But according to this study, the mystery lies in the parts of the brain that help us perceive our body』s position in space.

When scientists interfered with signals in these neural regions, blindfolded volunteers reported sensing up to four ghosts in the room.

The team believes the brain is getting confused, miscalculating the body』s position and identifying it as belonging to someone else.