Saturday 6 June 2009

Your 'sixth sense'

For a long time we've been interested in how the brain figures out how to integrate cognitive information about the world with our emotions, how we feel about something," Brown said. "For many reasons, people think the ACC might be the brain structure responsible for converging these different signals. It seems to be an area that's involved in deciding what information gets prioritized in the decision-making process. It seems able to link motivational and affect information - things like goodness or badness - and to use this information to bring about changes in cognition, to alter how we think about things.

early indications of quantum look-ahead first in our sense of smell and most recently in the astounding efficiency of photosynthesis, could the ACC also be probing quantum realities to inform our past selves of the best options in an impending future?