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  1. Standard member Grampy Bobby
    Boston Lad
    01 Jun '13 08:10
    "Brain Scans Can Reveal Your Decisions 7 Seconds Before You Decide: Exploring The Mind!"

    "In a kind of spooky experiment, scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences reveal that our decisions are made seconds before we become aware of them. In the study..."

    http://exploringthemind.com/the-mind/brain-scans-can-reveal-your-decisions-7-seconds-before-you-decide
  2. 01 Jun '13 08:31 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    "In a kind of spooky experiment, scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences reveal that our decisions are made seconds before we become aware of them. In the study..."
    Or maybe its just before we are aware that we are aware of them?
    However, the 7 seconds seems a bit long. Mostly we make decisions faster than that.
  3. Standard member Grampy Bobby
    Boston Lad
    01 Jun '13 12:38
    Originally posted by twhitehead

    Or maybe its just before we are aware that we are aware of them?
    However, the 7 seconds seems a bit long. Mostly we make decisions faster than that.
    Doesn't the reported 7 second interval represent the lag time between the cerebral event [of making the decision] and [the second such related event] our awareness of that event? If so does this delay represent some functionality or purpose?