Imagining the Future

by F.

Researchers at Washington University have found that

when looking ahead, three particular areas of the brain were activated – the left lateral premotor cortex, the left precuneus and the right posterior cerebellum.

These brain areas are already known to be involved in the imagining of body movements, suggesting that when the human brain is thinking about the future, it does so in terms of distinct movements and actions that will happen at that point.

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