Since we’re full of insights and plans for the New Year, I’m sharing an intriguing article that speaks to the way our brain images our future activities. The article originated from the Washington University and was picked up by BBC.
Certain brain areas are active when we think about the future
Brain scans have given US scientists a clue about how we create a mental image of our own future. The Washington University team say that specific areas of the brain are active when thinking about upcoming events.
The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences study could help doctors trying to understand damage inflicted by strokes, injuries or diseases.
The findings tally with damage spotted in the brains of patients who have lost the ability to ‘think ahead’.
Much of our everyday thought depends on our ability to see ourselves partaking in future events
Washington University Researchers
The brain remains the most poorly understood organ of the body, but the use of MRI scans to examine the way they work has taken off in recent years.
The rest of the article is here.
3 replies on “The Brain’s Image of Our Future”
That is an interesting article. Thanks for posting it.
You’re welcome my dear. Thanks for the comment.
Joy, even yet!
This is very interesting, Shirley. Thanks for the post.