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“We can find out if two people are having a conversation solely by analysing their brain waves.”

The team got together 16 men and 14 women, none of whom knew each other, with ages ranging from 19 to 31 years.

After being split into same-sex pairs, the volunteers were placed either side of an opaque partition and given conversation scripts to work from. The participants also took it in turns to be the listener and the speaker.

When tracking brain waves in the couples, the scientists noticed that the repeated waves or oscillations started to match up as people talked to each other. It’s almost as if the brains are working together to achieve the goal of communication, the researchers say.

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