Friday, August 24, 2007
Big up the woo-busters. "out of body experience" induced
Woo! Woo! That's the sound of the police.
Woo! Woo! That's the sound of the beast.
Woo woo is also a rank cocktail.
"Woo woo" is also what ghosts say in the Beano.
Woo woo is also a on-line geek name for supernatural and irrational beliefs and explanations for stuff.
One such example of woo (as all the cool geeks say) is the out-of-body experience. This is when you can float above you body and see your self form above. All very spooky.
However, all over the papers like a rather annoying rash, is this story, where Henrik Ehrsson and his colleagues induced the phenomenon by the use of some sensory trickery.
But they didn't actually induce an OoBE (is that the acronym?), the patients' conciousness didn't actually fly above their bodies.
The brain is an odd thing. So odd, it's bonza.