|dendrites of a neuron transmit electrical impulses|
The basic functioning of the nervous system depends a lot on tiny cells called neurons. The brain has billions of them, and they have many specialized jobs. For example, sensory neurons take information from the eyes, ears, nose, tongue, and skin to the brain.
As energy entities, ghosts who touch us or come near us can add their energy into our nervous system (unwittingly on their part). That extra "charge" may create dizziness, a feeling of being shocked, chilled, squeezed or feel like someone is around.
Here's an email I received from Melissa who experienced a cold spot when she was property hunting:
|The Nervous System. Credit HowStuffWorks|
I'd only gotten to the middle of the second room on the first floor when I started having some rather strange symptoms. I stopped in my tracks..
I felt like my whole body was being squeezed, had pressure on it, felt light headed and an emotional over all bad feeling.
I looked at my husband, two sons and real estate agent and said,"I don't know what happened here,but I have to go"!
They all looked surprised and bewildered.
WHY MELISSA EXPERIENCED THE FEELING -
It seems that Melissa was in the presence of a ghost who was living in the building. Usually, ghosts just want to let us know that they're around and ask us for help to cross them over.
FOR A CLOSER LOOK AT THE SCIENCE: The dendrites, or "tentacles," of a neuron pick up an electrical nerve impulse and conduct it toward the soma, or cell body. The nerve impulse travels through the soma and is then conducted down a threadlike fiber called the axon. At the end of the axon, the impulse travels over a gap called a synapse to reach the dendrites of the next cell.
TO LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW GHOSTS AND SPIRITS WORK, Read Rob Gutro's books "Ghosts and Spirits," and "Lessons Learned from Talking to the Dead." Both are available on Amazon.com in Ebook and paperback (under $10!).