Inverse: Our brains really do make lots of random decisions

| Posted in Brain Education, Brain Health, Brain Research

You can, in many cases, predict an action. But you can’t predict the brain’s timing of it, and it’s the timing that ultimately determines whether the action is effective — or whether it came a moment too early or too late. Neuroscientists at the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, in Lisbon, Portugal, spent nearly a decade analyzing the perceived randomness of the brain and discovered that the brain enacts a decision at a given moment based on both a predictable component and an unpredictable one. (May 17, 2017)

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