Who really makes your decisions? - Your actions can be predicted up to 6 seconds before you actually decide

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Who really makes your decisions? - Your actions can be predicted up to 6 seconds before you actually decide

Neurobiology video on brain activity. In the brain there is a pattern of brain activity that shows scientists, before you make up your mind, what you are going to decide. At this stage it is accurate only on simple choices, but the fundamental lesson is your brain makes up your mind, long before you consciously do. This implies that your conscious decision is a secondary action to your brain activity.

In this clip, Marcus Du Sautoy (Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford and current Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science) participates in an experiment conducted by John-Dylan Haynes (Professor at the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Berlin) that attempts to find the neurological basis for decision making.

By netchicken: posted on 24-1-2010








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