Thursday, 01 September 2011
Turns out this phenomenon is being researched, and the results indicate humans are able to somewhat predict the near future.
A study at Washington University focused on the mid brain dopamine system, which has evolved to signal the brain to predict events by using information in front of us.
As people age, or suffer from Alzheimer's, neurological diseases, and brain injuries, this stream of consciousness worsens. It turns out that a large part of the brain spends time figuring out what is going to happen next!
Do you feel like you always know what is going to happen next?