Quote:Scientists in Switzerland have shown that ghosts are probably just an illusion created by the mind when it momentarily loses track of the body’s location
Professor Olaf Blanke, from the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland, said: "Our experiment induced the sensation of a foreign presence in the laboratory for the first time.
“It shows that it can arise under normal conditions, simply through conflicting sensory-motor signals.
"This confirms that it is caused by an altered perception of their own bodies in the brain."
Co-author Dr Giulio Rognini, also from the EPFL, said: "Our brain possesses several representations of our body in space.
“Under normal conditions, it is able to assemble a unified self-perception of the self from these representations.
“But when the system malfunctions because of disease - or, in this case, a robot - this can sometimes create a second representation of one's own body, which is no longer perceived as 'me' but as someone else, a 'presence'."
Read it all at http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/scien...iment.html
Not so sure about that, but interesting anyhow.