Researchers from Ecuador knocked down an important obstacle in the road to a complete understanding of the human mind. "The initial plan to map specific areas of the human brain is 95% complete", Dr. Ecay, head of the team says. "We have found that the frontal lobe is especially attuned to the solving of visual puzzles. So, art representing visual paradoxes or optical illusions could help us develop that area of the brain."
"There is no limit to the potential of the brain we can unlock. We are certain now of this", Ecay continues. Her colleague, Professor Lavirti, shares her enthusiasm. "There's no reason to remain calm. Using the full potential of our minds is a goal that's closer than ever." The next goal, it would appear, is to telepathically communicate simple concepts.
"That would be a godsend", Ecay says. "Imagine how easier life would be!". "When this realization set in", Lavirti says, "I gave Ecay a big hug. Me and her have been working for so long, it's great to see our research bear fruit."
The reactions to the discovery have started coming in, and not everyone is happy. French thinker George Huran claims that "the very foundation of mankind is under attack". An ethical commitee including him and other influential scholars has been put in place to warn about the possible dangers of this research. "Many great people have devoted their lives to finding the hidden answer to the question of life. Letting this investigation continue would be doing them a disservice."
So, what is the hidden answer to the question of life?
The great people are hiding the answer.
You're looking for a nine-letter word.
The great people are themselves hidden in the text.
All the great people share the same field of work.
Two of the great people spoke Greek.