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"Only when they must choose between competing theories do scientists behave like philosophers. ~ Thomas S. Kuhn"

Mutual hypnosis - research on empathy

Considering the importance of the state of consciousness known as empathy, it's surprising how little scientific research has been devoted to understanding it. Mutual hypnosis is a shared altered state that might prove to be a valuable probe for exploring the nature of empathy. It's also a strange and provocative thing to think about.

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..Is all that we see or seem,
but a dream within a dream.
Edgar Allan Poe