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Originally posted by YouAreLiedTo
reply to post by Aleister
I think it depends on whether you are referring to the brain knowing what is going on, or whether the conscious you knows what is going on.
From all the numbers I have researched the brain actually functions faster than "we" do...
Makes you think even more...
Published online: 13 April 2008 | doi:10.1038/nn.2112
Unconscious determinants of free decisions in the human brain
Chun Siong Soon, Marcel Brass, Hans-Jochen Heinze, & John-Dylan Haynes
There has been a long controversy as to whether subjectively 'free' decisions are determined by brain activity ahead of time. We found that the outcome of a decision can be encoded in brain activity of prefrontal and parietal cortex up to 10 seconds before it enters awareness. This delay presumably reflects the operation of a network of high-level control areas that begin to prepare an upcoming decision long before it enters awareness.