Neuroscience Discovers That Your Brain Can Literally Be on the Same Wavelength as Someone Else’s

I’m sure we’ve all felt that we’ve “clicked” with someone or were on the same “wave length”. Our everyday language is full of these kind of expressions, but is it just a manner of speaking? Not quite, according to Princeton University neuroscientist Uri Hasson.

He has found that human brains can literally “tune” into each other through a process called “brain coupling”.

The Research

Hasson and his team looked at brain scans of a person telling a story and another person listening to it.

Even though one person was listening and the other person was speaking (two very different brain functions), they found that the wavelengths of each brain came out incredibly similar. What’s even more amazing is that the more similar the brainwaves were, the better the understanding was between the two!

According to the study:

“Sometimes when you speak with someone, you get the feeling that you cannot get through to them, and other times you know that you click. When you really understand each other, your brains become more similar in responses over time.”

While there’s still a lot that needs to be learned, this is a wonderful confirmation of the “gut instinct” you get when you’re around certain people – you really “can be on the same wavelength!”

To understand more about this phenomenon, check out the amazing Ted talk below:


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