Neuroscience and Free will


A study was done where a patient had to make a conscious decision to press a button with their right or left hand whenever they felt like it, and immediately press the button after establishing the choice. As this was going on, a scanner was scanning the brain activity. It was shown that there was an activity in the brain suggesting which hand the patient would use 7 seconds before the patient was aware of it. The scientist was able to predict, by observing the brain activity, which hand would be next, 7 seconds before the patient decided.
Your brain is like a separate being that controls you! So next time you make a conscious decision to do something, just know that your brain knew it before you did. If that isn’t mind bottling enough…

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