Anonymous asked: Psycic powers? Aggression? The near racist behavior... Troll blood is interesting. The differences of psycic, peaceful lowbloods, and non psycic, agressive highbloods. What are your thoughts on this? What could cause such a difference? How would psycic powers even work?
I explain most of this in my “Seadweller Conundrum” post, BUT I would like to address how psychic powers could possibly work.
Well, more like—how they WOULDN’T work.
This is more applicable to human myth than troll, but I’ve heard the “we only use 2% of our brains!” statement one too many times to justify mystical powers in movies and books and whatnot. Assuming troll brains and human brains are of similar construct, they (and we) do indeed make full use of our noggins. The 98% theory comes from a very early discovery: only a small percent of a human brain is actually made of neurons. The rest is composed of glial cells, which were originally thought to do nothing but provide a structure for the neurons. It’s since been theorized that the glial cells actually trigger the neurons, and communicate with each other through calcium gradients. The glial cells would be the source of the personality.
So, with that myth out of the way, I propose that if there were ever to be psychic powers, they would be fueled by a little-understood compound known as DMT. It is the source of dreams, near-death hallucinations, and is a crystal sitting in the human brain that glows when activated by electromagnetic energy. It’s stored in the pineal gland, also a very understudied part of the anatomy.
Were trolls to have the equivalent of the pineal gland, I’m sure this would be what gives them any sort of “supernatural” powers. Unfortunately a physics major is probably more equipped to explain the powers themselves, but I could try to make a post about it.
I’ll think about the issue. If I do an actual essay on it, I’ll try to make it a bit more informative. xD Sorry!