Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Tasting The Food Your Twin Eats

Krista and Tatiana are craniopagus twins, basically means they're connected at the head. They share a structure called the thalamus, this organ is responsible for processing our senses and creating consciousness. Since they are connected by the thalamus many scientists believe they see the world different from the rest of us.

Dr. Cochrane believes the two girls can see through each other's eyes. He came to this conclusion after conducting a test and watched Krista's brain respond after shining a light into Tatiana's pupils (pretty neat huh?). Another time one girl could be watching TV while the other is looking somewhere else, and the twin not watching TV will laugh at what is happening onscreen. This also affects their sense of taste. Krista loves ketchup, but Tatiana hates it (she obviously has a bad taste in sauces). Once while Krista was eating ketchup Tatiana tried to wipe off her own tongue even though she wasn't eating any ketchup. 

*brain explosion noises

Although I can't understand why someone wouldn't like ketchup?

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