Mind Reading

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Saturday, June 10, 1893
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7
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152-152
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19 (152) T1-IE ` LITBRA RY DIGEST If-711116 10, 1393 Mind-Reading.-ll, now does not seem improbable that, when by the power of thought an image is evoked, a distinct reHex action, no matter how weak, is exerted upon certain ends of the visual nerves, and therefore upon the retina. Will it ever be within human power to analyze the condition ofthe retina when disturbed by thought or reflex action, by the help of some optical or other means of such sensitiveness that a clear idea of its state might be gained at any time? If this were possible, then tl\e problem of reading one's thoughts with pre- cision, like the characters of an open book, might be much easier to solve than many problems belonging to the domain of positive physical science in the solution of which many, il not the majority, ol' scientific men implicitly believe!-Nikola Tesla. 171 /hz .Elrrirzk World, /Vzw Var/l~.

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