most people, it's a big, round room. To those who actually know what it is, it
is no less than amazing. The Cerebra chamber houses Cerebra, a mutant locating
and telepathic ability amplifier. When a telepath uses Cerebra, their telepathic
abilities are boosted to an incredible degree. Cerebra amplifies the brainwaves
of the user. In the case of telepaths (Xavier), it enables the user to detect
traces of other mutants worldwide. It is not clear whether it finds mutants by
the power signature they send out when they use their powers or by the presence
of the X-gene in their body. Cerebra is usually used for scanning
for new mutants, but it can be used for other purposes.
A non-telepath can also use the Cerebra machine, although this is not
recommended unless they are trained because they may experience various degrees
of psychic trauma.