Your Brain Knows How You’re Going to Move Before You

With half a second’s planning, an animal’s brain prepares it to quickly and precisely execute complex movements. Scientists at Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Janelia Research Campus have identified a neural circuit that transforms the flurry of activity that occurs during this preparatory period into commands that direct muscle movements.

The research by the Janelia scientists explains why injuries that disrupt the brain’s ability to carry out movement planning typically impair a person’s ability to make movements on just one side of his or her body. Janelia group leader Karel Svoboda and his colleagues reported their findings in the February 26, 2015 issue of the journal Nature.

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The mind is always either in the past or in the future. It cannot be in the present, it is absolutely impossible for the mind to be in the present. When you are in the present, the mind is no more-because the mind means thinking. How can you think in the present?
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Osho - Awareness

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How We See Black and White  

Vision is amazing because it seems so mundane. Peoples’ eyes, nerves and brains translate light into electrochemical signals and then into an experience of the world around them. A close look at the physics of just the first part of this process shows that even seemingly simple tasks, like keeping a stable perception of an object’s color in different lighting conditions or distinguishing black and white objects, is, in fact, very challenging.

University of Pennsylvania psychologists, by way of a novel experiment, have now provided new insight into how the brain tackles this problem.

Produced by Kurtis Sensenig
kurtiss@upenn.edu

Her mind often wandered far from where she was. She’d get lost in a memory, a faint smile on her lips while her glazed over eyes staring off into the distance. This would cause her to think about something else or some one once loved and lost and she’d wander even farther into her own world where she’d come up with unrealistic scenarios and wishful thinking and the smile on her would grow. Sometimes her scenarios led to plots of stories she’d never write or an ending to a story she had been writing. She would wander back to the past and then forward to the future. The more she got lost the happier she was. But you cant stay lost forever and with just a call of her name, She’s brought back to the harsh reality of the world she tries to escape.