Thinking ahead..

What are you imagining for 2007?

About 40,000 years ago the human brain suddenly developed the capacity to make a mental image of the future, an essential tool for imagination and creativity.

A team at Washington university report that they have been able to capture with MRI scans which areas of the brain (the left lateral premotor cortex, the left precuneus and the right posterior cerebellum, in case you are interested!) light up when envisioning future events.

It has long been known that the brain works towards what it imagines. This is all very well, but the problem is of course, the quality of what one imagines.

Incidently, Tony Blair promises “radical and far-reaching reform of the status quo” in his forward-looking New Year’s speech.

We shall see.

Posted by: Eleanor


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