Chinese language scientists are growing a $126 million state-of-the-art mind scanner to try to discover the human soul.
They are going to use highly effective magnetic forces to look at the construction and actions of each neuron in a residing mind.
The goal is to construct the world’s strongest MRI gadget — which can someday be capable to assist reply one among life’s huge questions.
The paranormal soul, in keeping with many non secular, philosophical and mythological traditions, is the true essence of a residing being.
Merely said, it’s mentioned to be the a part of an individual that’s not bodily and lives on lengthy after the physique experiences loss of life.
The scanner “will revolutionize mind research,” mentioned a senior scientist engaged on the top-secret undertaking in Shenzhen.
The whole funds for the state-backed facility will even exceed that of FAST, the world’s largest telescope in Pingtan.
“It should present us a special world with phenomenon unseen earlier than…possibly even the soul,” one scientist instructed the South China Morning Submit.
“We could for the primary time seize a full image of human consciousness and even the essence of life itself,” mentioned one other physicist.
“Then we will outline them and clarify how they work in exact bodily phrases – similar to Newton and Einstein outlined and defined the universe,” he mentioned.
The Shenzhen Institutes of Superior Expertise revealed the primary part of the undertaking has been given the inexperienced mild.
The know-how also can assist examine or diagnose neurodegenerative circumstances together with Parkinson’s illness and Alzheimer’s.
Present MRI scanners can solely visualize objects bigger than 1 mm, however the brand new gadget is aimed to visualise objects 1,000 instances smaller.
Nevertheless, professor He Rongqiao, of the Chinese language Academy of Sciences in Beijing, was skeptical in regards to the undertaking.
He mentioned: “What’s consciousness? There may be not even a scientific definition.
“When you can’t even outline it, how have you learnt what you see is what you’re on the lookout for?”
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