Brain Scans Reveal Brain Mysteries

Recent fMRI studies have enabled scientists to expand the intricate cartography that represents the mind at work, revealing not only everything from when you tell a lie, to how you fall in love, but even that your brain makes decisions long before you knew about it.

Your brain may trigger your decisions before you make them

These experiments show that the brain makes decisions prior to you being aware you made a decision. This is something to mull over a while, and is a little unsettling. Basically, this could indicate that the concept that your behavior is based on your active decision-making is in incorrect. Your brain may decide your behavior, and your active decision-making is an illusion of your brain.
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"Your decisions are strongly prepared by brain activity. By the time consciousness kicks in, most of the work has already been done," said study co-author John-Dylan Haynes, a Max Planck Institute neuroscientist.

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Revealing Secret Intentions in the Brain

Scientists decode concealed intentions from human brain activity

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FMRI brain scan
The colors indicate key parts of the brain activated by stimuli in five fMRI studies. The illustration shows activity in one hemisphere of the brain; most neural responses occur in both hemispheres.

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