'SORRY, THE RECEPTION'S A BIT CHILLY' Scots Uni's Telepathy Experiment in Arctic
SCIENTISTS have teamed up with an Arctic explorer in a bid to unravel the mysteries of mind reading.
Researchers have joined forces with Solo explorer David Mill to discover if telepathy really exists.
The 32-year-old, who has set off on a lone trek to the North Pole, will play a key role in a specially designed experiment.
Scientists at the Koestler Parapsychology Unit at Edinburgh University believe isolation could make him more susceptible to telepathic messages.
And while David battles against the elements and loneliness, researchers will test his psychic responses using a series of computer selected images.
Each day throughout the journey at a prearranged time, David will try to clear his mind from the hazardous trek and see if he can pick up any of the images.
At the same time thousands of miles away in Edinburgh, staff will attempt to use telepathy to beam four pictures selected randomly from a computer database.
David will then transmit any image he has picked up back to the research team via radio and staff will then decided whether or not they have a match.
Dr Caroline Watt, a research fellow at the unit, said: "I will not know which is the image that has been sent telepathically.
"Chance would suggest I would match David's version with the original 25 percent of the time. …