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People who think more about whether they are right have more cells in an area of the brain known as the frontal lobes.
UK scientists, writing in Science, looked at how brain size varied depending on how much people thought about decisions.
But a nationwide survey recently found that some people think too much about life. These people have poorer memories, and they may also be depressed.
...some people think too much about life
...they may also be depressed
...how much they think about their own decisions
...thinking a lot about your own thoughts may not be all good
...were more likely to mull over things and brood too much
Originally posted by Hefficide
My bet is that this study will lead to a slew of new diagnostic criteria for psychologists and psychiatrists (racing thoughts - which is close to this concept - is already a diagnostic criteria for several psychosis).
Then those labeled with these new and improved diagnosis will be tossed into the march of the Prozac nation. A world filled with grinning, laid back, suggestible people, all intellectually marginalized by the stigma of a psychiatric diagnosis.
Better governance through sedation, I think, is the ultimate end.