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Friday, July 8, 2016

Could a device tell your brain to make healthy choices?

by Yasmin Anwar
Futurity
Originally posted June 13, 2016

New research suggests it’s possible to detect when our brain is making a decision and nudge it to make the healthier choice.

In recording moment-to-moment deliberations by macaque monkeys over which option is likely to yield the most fruit juice, scientists have captured the dynamics of decision-making down to millisecond changes in neurons in the brain’s orbitofrontal cortex.

The article is here.
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