Monday, June 30, 2008

Follow your gut

Seems that free will may be an illusion as the brain appears to make up it's own mind 10 seconds before any conscious decision is made on any given situation we find ourselves in.
"We think our decisions are conscious," said neuroscientist John-Dylan Haynes at the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience in Berlin, who is pioneering this research. "But these data show that consciousness is just the tip of the iceberg. This doesn't rule out free will, but it does make it implausible."

When this data is correlated with the fact the brain peers 1/10th of a second into the future, BRT Electric Cool Aid Acid Test things get very strange indeed but do they?

In conducting our path through life, we find that incomplete information on literally everything we do rules. Nothing is ever completely identified, especially when one considers that we are part of the quantum universe where everything is based on probabilities and nothing is ever complete. Because of this, the mechanism by which the brain operates falls perfectly into place when quantum theory is put into the equation. The part's that really fascinates is the fact we now have the tech to tease out the details of how our brains operate, something thought impossible to consider prior to the age of digital computation.

"We are trying to understand who we are," said Antonio Damasio, director of the Brain and Creativity Institute at the University of Southern California, "by studying the organ that allows you to understand who you are."
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