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Question about the science that might one day prove tuplas

Discussion in 'Beginner and Creation Help' started by ghostkid, Feb 3, 2018.

  1. ghostkid

    ghostkid New Member Tulpamancy System

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    Question about the science that might one day prove tuplas

    MRI and EEG together.Do you think this would help in proving tulpas?
     
  2. Shea

    Shea New Member

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    To be completely honest?

    No, not really.

    We're still a long way from understanding what a single consciousness is, much less from being able to conclusively prove the existence of multiple separate ones in the same brain.

    Heck, there have been many such studies of DID systems, and that's still, for many, not really proof.

    But, that said.

    Those studies WILL still provide a lot of really good information and evidence. Just not exactly what you might call irrefutable proof.
     
  3. FallFamily

    FallFamily Forum Goddesses Administrator Moderator Plural System Mixed-Origin System

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    [Ice] They wouldn't prove tulpas, nor could they disprove them. MRIs and EEGs are blunt instruments. They don't reveal the information stored and transferred by individual neurons. However, they are very good at detecting certain patterns in large groups of neurons and identifying where activity is going on. What they can do is say whether there is something different going on in the brain big enough and localized enough to detect compared to normal. What they can do is show that there is something big going on or not in certain patterns, and tell where it is going on. It doesn't say anything about what is happening underneath, however the locations can give hints. What is known, for example, is that fMRIs of DID multiples and singlet actors/actresses acting like they have DID look very very very different, which then says that something is indeed different going on in the brains of people with DID. But it doesn't say what, exactly, though the locations give hints. I suspect that MRIs and EEGs would also show that tulpamancy systems have something different going on than singlets acting. Whether it would be like those with DID or not (or partially), no idea. They would just show that something is going on. Whether our interpretations of what is going on or not is correct or incorrect, they wouldn't say. Still very very useful, though. Combine that with reported perceptions by many people, and then any model for what is going on has to both explain what is seen on MRIs and EEGs and somehow produce the reported subjective experiences. Those are some major constraints and greatly reduce the number of possible models/explanations for what is going on.
     
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    Serval New Member Plural System

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    [Parda] consciousness isn't located in a specific part of the brain. You can't just point at something and say "this proves it!" And like everyone else has said, even scans showing that DID patients' brains work differently isn't enough for some people, including actual psychiatrists.

    Skeptical people will always be skeptical people, hard proof that something exists will be denied. Whether it be by saying that the experiments weren't accurate or straight up believing the researchers have made up the results.