Here’s How You Can Plant Feelings In People’s Heads, Neuroscientists Show

Planting new emotions in unwitting people’s minds is probably nothing short of a superpower. And scientists have done just that.Using a relatively new brain-training technique known as neurofeedback, scientists at Brown University were able to make people develop positive or negative feelings about photographs toward which they’d previously felt no strong emotions. In other words, they induced feelings where there were none ― and without the study participants even becoming aware of it. “We did not mean to develop a device that would be used for brainwashing,” Takeo Watanabe, a professor of cognitive and linguistic science at Brown and a co-author of the study, told The Huffington Post. Rather, the scientists wanted to see just how well the method of neurofeedback can work. Neurofeedback has been gaining attention in recent years as…


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