Our brains are incredibly busy processing thoughts and feelings without our awareness or conscious direction. We have either known or suspected this forever.
In attempting to describe this hidden and indescribable world we have invented words and concepts such as 'mind' and 'pre-conscious.' There is no map to guide us. Scientists have called it 'terra incognito.' Until now.
Researcher John-Dylan Haynes and his colleagues are using new scanning technologies to explore the birth and journey of covert intentions deep in our brains, along the path to public choices and actions, which eventually incubate new intentions and choices.
The implications are stunning.
It has never before been possible to read out of brain activity how a person has decided to act in the future.