Although this research talks about yeast cells and illusion at cellular level, it is same law that works at macro level i.e. As a human body.

Information that lies outside our internal models may lead to sensory misperceptions, for humans and yeast alike.

From age 6 onwards (different age for different Varna), post Upanayan Sanskar (Till then body is in Auto-mode, taken care by Ishwar), our dharma scriptures continuously cautions against sensory illusions.

cells have biased perceptions based on what environmental patterns they’ve evolved with. By understanding these biases, we can modulate their behavior,

Sensory illusions / Obsessions / Indulgence >> Unnecessary oscillations at cell level => Self-destruction

इन्द्रिय-निग्रह, निरोध, ब्रह्मचर्य = Without them, what meditation, what yoga and what spiritual progress?

Don’t fool yourself! 🙂

Prepare your body first. Train your senses first. Groom them. Nurture them. Help them, not to self-destruct precious human life. Fine-tune your perceptions!


Sensory Illusion Causes Cells to Self-Destruct

Magic tricks work because they take advantage of the brain’s sensory assumptions, tricking audiences into seeing phantoms or overlooking sleights of hand. Now a team of UC San Francisco researchers has discovered that even brainless single-celled yeast have sensory biases that can be hacked by a carefully engineered illusion, a finding that could be used to develop new approaches to fighting diseases such as cancer.

Lim and his team discovered that yeast cells falsely perceive a specifically timed pattern of stress – caused by alternating between low and mildly increased sodium levels – as a massive, continuously increasing ramp of stress. In response, the microbes end up over-responding and killing themselves. The results, Lim says, suggest a whole new way of looking at the perceptual abilities of simple cells and could even be used to develop new approaches to fighting diseases using the power of illusion.

Could Sensory Illusions Be Used to Fight Cancer?

The study suggests that many cell types, including human cells, may be predisposed to misperceptions and could be fooled by carefully engineered illusions. For instance, Mitchell said, the signaling pathway by which human cancer cells respond to chemical growth factors is closely related to the stress-sensing MAPK pathway in yeast. Thus, identification of cell-specific misperceptions might ultimately be exploited to induce cancer cells to kill themselves, he suggested, while minimally harming healthy, neighboring cells.