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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.
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...