|Description||To read and understand the mental processes of one's mind.|
Cognitive Interpreter Alphas are able to scan and read another person's thoughts and memories through touch.
When we think, chemicals in our brains called neurotransmitters are released, which cause an electrical reaction. These neurotransmitters transfer signals and stimulate other neurons which create more charges and do the same thing again and again. Haptic perception is the process of recognizing organisms and objects through touch. It involves a combination of somatosensory perception of patterns on the skin surface (eg. edges, curvature, and texture) and proprioception of hand position and conformation.
Cognitive Interpreter Alphas are able to take this phenomenon a step further, being able to analyze someone's thoughts and origins rather than simply recognizing what and who they are externally. With their fingertips, they are able to connect the subject's brain to their own and read what they are thinking about (an extremely useful ability for interrogation).
This means the subject's neurotransmitters have to work twice as hard to not only work inside the subject but transfer themselves into the Cognitive Interpreter's mind as well, which means the electrical brain surges become more powerful. Unfortunately, these Alphas are never able to control this kind of ability, meaning anyone they touch with their bare hands will always be affected. Also, thanks to the intensity of the ability, the subject in question suffers immense pain while their mind is being scanned, often requiring them to be restrained in order to get the safest outcome. This can potentially make the Alpha isolated out of guilt. These specific kinds of Alphas can be considered as advanced living fMRIs.