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  1. I recently read such an article-about the way of thinking. So, it says that people are used to remembering everything and thinking about it categorically. If we see a wave with a length of 630-760 nm, then we immediately exclaim “This is red”, which is actually how we simplify it. The fact is that people with different ways of thinking( even people of the same specialist and the same circle ) are used to thinking in similar categories, which explains when I say to a friend “We have problems”, I hear “Houston”.

  2. And you can also assume that one of them is in a coma, and the other exists only in his subconscious, but everything looks so realistic that it is impossible to understand who is where. Thoughts converge from the fact that it is one consciousness that generates them

  3. Well, then I will answer from the point of view of psychology. Such coincidences of thoughts are a phylogenetic mechanism of perception of other people. It may seem like I'm going to be talking about something else right now, but I can assure you that it's the same thing. So, you can read other people's minds. We often inadvertently observe other people's actions: hand movements, eye movements, and facial muscle contractions. Based on these observations, we infer the purpose of these movements. So, for example, when you see a person looking at, say, a glass of wine, you realize that this glass is an object of perception of this person and he probably wants to drink it. It sounds like something obvious. We understand the purpose of a person's action well, without making any conscious effort at all. So, an experiment was conducted where the experimenter asked the child to repeat a simple action after him: touch the left ear with the right hand. In this situation, the child, not understanding the request literally, touched his left ear with his left hand. This tells us that we have a good idea of the goals of other people's actions. But that's not all. People tend to imitate each other. Thanks to mirror neurons, we are able to accurately repeat the actions of other individuals. And for dessert, empathy. In my opinion, the most important component for the ability to understand other people. We empathize with each other and this is one of the main keys to “mind reading”. The fact is that the physiological mechanism of empathy is as follows: when observing other people, the activity in the areas of the brain responsible for certain sensations is almost the same as when we feel our own sensations, i.e. we are able to feel pain almost to the same extent as our neighbor.�

    All of this makes up our ability to understand and, one might say, read other people's minds.�

    Thus, such coincidences in thoughts with interlocutors (especially close ones) are the result of a good adaptation of the brain to the perception of other individuals.

  4. I'll answer a little from a romantic point of view, but I think it also has a right to exist. If people have converging thoughts, they finish each other's sentences, understand each other in half a word, then this means that kindred spirits have met. And you should not look for reasons why they are so similar that they share common thoughts and words, but simply rejoice that they were lucky enough to find themselves on earth.

  5. From the point of view of mathematics: if you try to count the number of cases in which thoughts do NOT converge, and then look at a few random coincidences, it becomes clear that these were really just coincidences, because the number of the first ones will be much larger.

    From the point of view of communication: we (usually) make friends and keep in touch with those with whom we have similar interests in a particular field. It is not surprising if the “thoughts” of person # 1 will sometimes coincide exactly with the” thoughts ” of person # 2.

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