Posted by: itstails | July 5, 2008

Maybe We’re More Like Sims Characters Than We Thought?

A study done by researchers from three different countries, Germany, Norway, and the U.S., has shown that our brain has generally made a decision 10 seconds before we consciously realize that it has.  How can our brains make a decision before our brain realizes that is has?!  I have no idea, but we can be confident in the study because of this sentence that reminded me to never link to an article from the Science Journal again,

“In all, they tested seven men and seven women from 21 to 30 years old. They recorded neural changes associated with thoughts using a functional magnetic resonance imaging machine and analyzed the results with an experimental pattern-recognition computer program.” 

This study is Good News for those alcoholics and gambling addicts who thought they had run out of excuses.

Can you think of anyone else this story is good news for?  If so, leave your thoughts in the comments below.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB121450609076407973.html?mod=hps_us_inside_today

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