Communication requires an electromagnetic field composed of a specific set of frequencies. Among other things, this frequency profile depends on the way the receiver's individual brain is wired. This means that telepathic connections cannot be established without some form of common ground. Therefore, The Hive creates each new body with a standardized synaptic structure. The bodies also exchange meta-messages to inform eachother about newly-formed or altered neural pathways. In order to communicate with a member of a different species, The Hive needs to observe the target individual during a representative sample of situations. Basic sensations can usually be reproduced through an understanding of the species' sensory capabilities and the general brain regions responsible for processing the stimuli. However, abstract concepts can only be transmitted once The Hive has learned which electric activity patterns occur in the target under related circumstances.
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