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Afraid of ghosts? Scientists say this because you yourself want it

Do you know what houses in America and Europe are for salebetter than others? Haunted houses. Yes, contrary to the plot of popular horror films. One of the reasons for this behavior of adults is their desire to come into contact with something supernatural. It is not surprising that people who are struggling to see ghosts meet with them sooner or later. According to professor of psychology at Knox College, USA, Dr. Frank McAndrew in his article for Psychology Today, the human brain is programmed to see ghosts. So even though there is no evidence of ghosts, the people who believe in them can actually see them.

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How does the brain deceive us?

We are used to everything and always rely onown feelings and information about the world that the brain provides us. It is not surprising that after experiencing hallucinations, the first reaction is the desire to believe in them. If you see or feel the presence of a loved one who has long left this world and trust your perception, then it will be much easier for you to believe that you see ghosts than your brain is deceiving you.

The brain has hard work. Information from the outside world is bombarding him with a mess of signals. Eyes perceive color, ears perceive sounds, skin feels touch. The brain works to sort out this mess. Scientists call this work the processing of incoming information. The human brain copes with it so well that it sometimes makes sense in meaningless things. This effect is known as idol. You experience it whenever you look at the clouds and see rabbits, ships, or faces. Or look at the satellite of our planet and see a face on it.

No, this is not bread blessed by the clergyman. Many see Jesus here thanks to the idol

If you pay close attention to the hugethe amount of signals coming from the environment, we are unlikely to be able to fully function. Therefore, the brain selects for us only the most important information. But the rest of the information complements independently. Scientists note that the vast majority of perceived information from the outside is filling in the gaps with the brain. Sometimes what we see is not what it really is. This is a picture that the brain draws for us based on signals captured by the eyes. The same goes for other feelings. In most cases, this picture is accurate. But sometimes the brain adds things that are not there. A study published in the journal American Psychological Association (ARA) confirms the selective blindness of information perceived by the brain.

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What do ghostbusters do?

Surely many at least once misunderstoodlyrics of some songs. In such cases, the brain fills the song with meaning that was not there. It is also interesting that most likely, you will continue to hear the wrong words of the song even after you learn the correct ones.

Many dreamed of becoming true ghostbusters. That's just ghosts do not exist

It is very similar to what happens when socalled ghostbusters record sounds that they say make ghosts. They call this phenomenon electronic voice or EVP. In fact, such recordings are probably just random noise. And if you listen to the recording without knowing exactly what was said (supposedly a ghost), you most likely will not hear any words. But when you know what the words should be, you will find that you can easily distinguish them. So it is not surprising that when alone in the dark, some people feel someone's presence and see ghosts. And especially when they themselves really want it. In the dark, the brain cannot receive enough visual information from the world. Therefore, it creates its own reality. So it turns out that in such a situation, the brain is more likely to impose its vision of reality. And people, as you know, is easier to believe in what they saw with their own eyes than to blame their own brains.