Is it possible for scientists to predict our choices?
Dr. Berlin states that they can observe the build up of brain activity of a person prior to when they actually make the decision. They can base the prediction with accuracy up to 10 seconds before the person is consciously aware of the decision to make. Your brain can make free decisions, but you’re the last person to know about it.
When do we make better decisions?
We make better decisions when we allow our unconscious state to operate on many variables to make a decision that way, which is also called post decision satisfaction. Our unconscious can manipulate variables to make a decision if it’s a simple thing. As we think longer and more critically about life altering decisions, we tend to distract ourselves during the process.
Why is it difficult to remember boring things, but easy to remember exciting things?
Dr. Berlin states that first off, the brain cannot remember everything because t would be too much information. The brain needs to select the important information to remember. One reason that we remember certain things is due to emotions being tagged with a significant event.
Why do people tend to react than the understand the conversation?
The physiological process of information that goes to your brain is focused on either what you’re hearing or how you will respond next in the conversation. You have to consciously make yourself refocus on the conversation if you start to drift from it.
Why are we still so sleepy when we wake up?
Dr. Berlin states that usually when we wake up, it takes about a half hour— subjectively speaking— for the brain to turn on. Some studies have found after the first half hour of sleep, the switching mode capacity between sleep and alertness isn’t as efficient to switch from daily, dreamy mode to attentive mode.
Is hypnosis real?
Dr. Berlin states that hypnosis relates to suggestibility. There parts of our brain that are active and self-aware. When parts of our brain are turned down, our ego and self-awareness are lessened. We become vulnerable and are able to take suggestions much more easily.
Do hypnotherapy strategies really help us?
When the prefrontal cortex is turned on, scientists can see that it down regulates memories and emotions that are still affecting our behavior. In hypnosis, it’s a way to turn down the activation of the prefrontal cortex to easily access and manipulate things so we don’t repeat our behaviors.