Have you ever been possessed by ghost? Do you believe in taking the mind out? Many people responded with a loud voice, “If you don’t believe, don’t disparage.” That is because the ghost in the Thai society is bound to involve us for a long time. There is no really proof that this is true or not. In foreign countries, there are many people who are interested in this subject to study seriously. Interestingly, it is explained by the use of proven brain science. What are the results of the study? Let's try to follow.
In the case that you are possessed by it involves an automatic system that blocks the flow of nerve impulses from the brain to the spinal cord. It makes us paralyzed for a moment while we sleep. However, sometimes the body does not work normally, we are conscious in the sleep, as a drowsiness. While the body is still paralyzed in this phenomenon, we feel panicked and afraid. The brain creates an image and it is a ghost image in various type as it is contained in each person's brain. Proof of the neurologists is ghosts that are different depending on the different race. You’ve never heard that foreigners are possessed by Thai women in Thai dress. She has a green face, long hand and, makes a grimace over the body. That is why it is believed that ghosts are seen from our brains.
If you think that it is the mysterious of the brain. There is another secret to tell you too. You have probably hear out of body experience or life after death. The story of a talented man who removes the soul from the body. Then he drifts to the place. Some people go to hell or another world. At the appropriate time, he brings his soul back into the body and resurrects again. The neuroscientists conduct experiments on this subject by bringing a computer screen to project to see him when the mind is removed, or take the card from the deck and put it on the high shelf for the owner of soul to bring the spirit to see. The result was that owner of body can’t success, or the right prediction’s rate is equivalent to the wild guess. The important thing that makes the results of this experiment more credible is test that open skull of patients undergoing brain surgery. Researchers have stimulated the brain in different parts of the patient, and found that there is a brain called Angular Gyrus. When the electric shock will make the patient feel as they are floating upward, and can see their body lying down. This shows that the Anglicella Jagus brain functions is as a collective sensory and results in a sense of self.
So if you talk about ghost story for a neurologist, it may be due to an inadequate brain function, it would not be wrong. In the world of these people there is no ghost. However at the same time, in terms of social and anthropological, these beliefs may be different. Scientific knowledge, such as brain and neurology, is important to be studied and disseminated. Especially in Thai society. In order to get people to understand and be able to use it in their daily lives without being ignorant and don’t be a victim of false beliefs. Spiritual spirits will or may not exist in the world, so it may not be important as knowing and understanding the original of those things.
Book: Conversations on Consciousness: What the Best Minds Thinks about the Brain, Free Will, and What It Means to be Human by Susan Blackmore in 2006
Article: Electrodes trigger out-of-body experience from Nature book on 19 September 2002.