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The Brain’s Image of Our Future

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.

Brain scan

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.

By Shirley Buxton

Still full of life and ready to be on the move, Shirley at 84 years old feels blessed to have lots of energy and to be full of optimism. She was married to Jerry for 63 years, and grieves yet at his death in August of 2019. They have 4 children, 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...all beautiful and highly intelligent--of course. :)

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