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Scientists can see your “aura,” yeah really no kinda*

July 22, 2009

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Humans glow, with light in the visible spectrum being emitted from the human body and face at 1,000 times less intense than the normal human eye is used to. That’s in a report by Charles Q. Choi, in a special to LiveScience. Japanese researchers confirmed this by training extremely sensitive cameras – capable of detecting single photon transmissions – for 20-minute exposures on bare-chested men in pitch darkness. They found that the face glows the most, and the intensity of the glow rises and falls throughout the day: you’re dimmest in the mid-morning  (despite your superficial perkiness from that triple-latté) and most radiant in late afternoon.

“If you can see the glimmer from the body’s surface, you could see the whole body condition,” said researcher Masaki Kobayashi, a biomedical photonics specialist at the Tohoku Institute of Technology in Sendai, Japan.

Read the full article here. Right about now, I see all the palmists, fortune-tellers and gypsy mystics rising for a great chorus of “Toldjaso.”


“Sure.  The corollaries being that the ‘aura’ is:

1. Not connected to emotional well being
2. Invisible to the naked eye
3. Caused by biochemical, not spiritual, reactions

If it means dissecting the concept and reducing it to something less obnoxious, I’m all for science proving the existence of auras.”

~ Erin Snyder


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