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Tatiana and Krista Hogan Share A Brain, Vision And Dreams

by | 5th, November 2010

TATIANA and Krista Hogan are twins. They are joined. The Hogan twins share parts of each other’s brains. They are not the same person. They are two individuals. But do they share the same thoughts at the same time?

Says their grandmother, Louise:

They share thoughts, too. Nobody will be saying anything, and Tati will just pipe up and say, ‘Stop that!’ And she’ll smack her sister.

Do they share the same dreams? Dr. Douglas Cochrane, of Vancouver’s Children’s Hospital (the twins are Canadian), says:

Their brains are recording signals from the other twin’s visual field. One might be seeing what the other one is seeing.


The way their heads are joined, they have markedly different fields of view. One child will look at a toy or a cup. The other can reach across and grab it, even though her own eyes couldn’t possibly see its location.

The girls celebrated their fourth birthdays on October 25. As they grow older they will able to talk more and explain what they feel.

Spotter: Macleans, via Kottke

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