Wednesday February 15, 2017

Plan B is Already in Your Brain

I do very much like the idea that I am already prepared for my next major screw-up, which is likely to happen at any moment now. However the testing done here seems to be very simplistic. This is still however a great read. Now is clicking this link a mistake?

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This finding supports the idea that the brain perceives the world as a series of possible actions and objects to interact with. Having immediately available backup plans likely has tangible benefits, but researchers are still looking into what those benefits are. Gallivan's lab also plans to follow up with fMRI studies to see what motor encoding looks like in the brain.