A touch technique that allows a Vulcan to merge his or her mind with the essence of another's mind purely by using specialized contact fingertip-points--in a humanoid, usually around the targeted partner's skull temples. Hypnosis-like relaxation and a rhythmic verbal device, such as "My mind to your mind, my thoughts to your thoughts," are often useful. Some Vulcans such as Spock have even been able to mind-meld with non-humanoid life, such as the silicon-based horta of Janus VI and the merged machine-probes Nomad and V'Ger.