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Anatomy of A Brain Fart

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posted on Dec, 24 2009 @ 07:56 AM
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An interesting article explaining the Science behind a "Brain Fart"...

Nice to know that I'm not the only one that makes mistakes similar on what is talked about in this article.

For your reading pleasure!

Source: Discover



The latest research seems to indicate that brain farts are a unique type of cognitive mistake. Unlike errors caused by lack of information or experience, or by distractions, brain farts are innate. They have a predictable neural pattern that emerges up to 30 seconds before they happen. When you are absorbed in inward-focused thinking such as daydreaming, a collection of brain regions jointly called the default mode network (DMN) starts furiously popping away. Neuroscientists don’t agree on exactly which parts of the brain compose this network, but they now believe it is one of the busiest neurological systems. All that activity may help explain why the adult brain, which represents only about 2 percent of the body’s total weight, consumes up to 20 percent of its energy.




posted on Dec, 24 2009 @ 08:02 AM
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very interesting thread, i will continue to chase it up, but for now, may i leave you with a joke my little brother told me not so long ago
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Why shouldnt you hold your farts in???

Cause the bubbles will travel up your spine...reach your bwain
... and thats where you get all your crap ideas from...


BRB

[edit on 24/12/2009 by scubagravy]



posted on Dec, 24 2009 @ 09:34 AM
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Great post! I really enjoyed reading that, and it makes a lot of sense. Sort of one of those age old questions I haven't ever seen a reasonable answer for.



posted on Dec, 24 2009 @ 10:13 AM
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Very cool article!

Seems like part of the normal equation for modality of thought, I find myself wondering if this isn't also part of the innovative 'eureka' functionality, where a solution to a problem long considered seems to come from the most unusual and disconnected activity one could imagine.

Thanks for posting this!



posted on Dec, 24 2009 @ 10:18 AM
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Interesting. Great find.

I wonder if it is in any way related to the pregnancy stupids.



posted on Dec, 24 2009 @ 10:37 AM
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I always thought that brain farts and verbal diarrhea were connected! I guess one logically follows the other doesn't it!

IRM



posted on Dec, 24 2009 @ 12:03 PM
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I wonder how closely related a "Brain-Fart" is to a "Senior Moment"...

2nd line...



posted on Dec, 24 2009 @ 12:38 PM
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Originally posted by scubagravy
very interesting thread, i will continue to chase it up, but for now, may i leave you with a joke my little brother told me not so long ago
:

Why shouldnt you hold your farts in???

Cause the bubbles will travel up your spine...reach your bwain
... and thats where you get all your crap ideas from...



You know, some people I know, never fart.....
now it's all making sense.



posted on Dec, 24 2009 @ 12:47 PM
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I pffffft hear you mate!!!



posted on Dec, 24 2009 @ 12:56 PM
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Congrats!

i was Lurking and logged in just to star and flag you for making me ROFLMFAO!!!!
Great thread!



posted on Dec, 24 2009 @ 12:57 PM
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I wouldn`t be surprised. It sounds like they have started to measure latent cognitive associational behaviours in the brain. If the process starts thirty seconds(at least the measured activity) then it is plausible that the brain is sorting through short and long term associations(remember that it isn`t just cognitive memory but all sensory allocations whose basis for associative relevance may just be experience based. Cool find and one that suggests that the `using only ten percent of our brain myth` is indeed just a myth...



 
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posted on Dec, 24 2009 @ 01:33 PM
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I'm glad I could bring you out of lurking mode!

Thought it was an interesting twist on science. I wonder if they got a grant to do this study...



posted on Dec, 24 2009 @ 02:08 PM
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I think that the term "brain fart" is a term based on pre neurolical measurement capacity and was meant as a reference to observed non sequiters in conversational situations...making the term as it origanated a colloquial slang if you will. The significance of the study should not underscored (despite the humourous connotation...).


 
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posted on Dec, 24 2009 @ 07:03 PM
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[edit on 24-12-2009 by zetamafia911]



posted on Dec, 24 2009 @ 07:07 PM
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I forgot what I was going to say.



posted on Dec, 24 2009 @ 10:39 PM
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I think i had an alien plug itself into me in the middle of a brain fart, and decided to give me brain cancer by creating a time loop, OCD broken record virus. Oh wait i think there's medical term for that. Or maybe an extra terrestrial ethereal octupus landed on my head and is attemping to hack my brain.
it tickles..



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