A young boy has peaked the interest of doctors and scientists after his mother posted online videos of him apparently displaying “signs of telepathy”.
Five-year-old Ramses Sanguino from Los Angeles has autism and, besides having an amazing name, he’s also been described as a child savant after the footage shows him speaking several different languages, solving complex mathematical equations and even appearing to read his mum’s mind.
The YouTube clips, posted by his mother Nxy Sanguino, seem to show the boy speaking Japanese at the age of two, speaking Russian at 13 months and solving algebra puzzles at five, while the latest vid supposedly shows Ramses reading his mum’s mind, as he recites several long numbers she’s written out in secret.
The whole thing sounds pretty bonkers but the videos have reportedly captured the interest of Dr Diane Powell, a neuroscientist and former faculty member at Harvard Medical School, who is now studying the youngster as part of a radical research project into telepathy.
And speaking to Barcroft US, Dr Powell said telepathy may be an alternative way for autistic kids and their parents to communicate.
If you have your primary language compromised then that would be a perfect set up for telepathy, because here you have a child and a parent who desperately want to communicate with one another.
In an experiment filmed by Barcroft US, a random number generator was used to pick numbers for Ms Sanguino to think about. Ramses was then asked to read his mother’s mind and recite the numbers, which he was able to do three out of five times.
Dr Powell was pretty enthused by the results, but did stress that the findings weren’t conclusive.
To get three of them correct it would be one out of nine, times one out of nine, times one out of nine, which is one out of 729. It’s very risky to one’s credibility to take on a subject like this. I am as confident that telepathy exists as I am of a lot of things that are actually accepted by science.
Yeah, come back when you can bend spoons, kid!