Sunday, March 10, 2013

Mind/thought beyond body - or ?

How are our notions of self and other, mind and body, reflected or amended by the scientific findings linked to below? How does this fit into dualistic notions of body-mind-self and other?

"Mind melds" move from science fiction to science in rats - Yahoo! News
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The scientists call it a "brain link," and it is the closest anyone has gotten to a real-life "mind meld": the thoughts of a rat romping around a lab in Brazil were captured by electronic sensors and sent via Internet to the brain of a rat in the United States. The result: the second rat received the thoughts of the first, mimicking its behavior, researchers reported on Thursday in Scientific Reports, a journal of the Nature Publishing Group. ...