• Free will illusory, brain tricks us into thinking choices are conscious – Yale study

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    Will I drink tea or coffee? Should I take an umbrella with me? What if I buy this now even though pay day's in a week? There are so many choices that we believe we make. However, scientists from Yale discovered just how it happens.

    Adam Bear and Paul Bloom wanted to check the theory that our brain only creates the impression of making a choice after the choice has been made subconsciously.

    In their study, they asked their testees to repeatedly choose in their head which of the five white circles they were presented with would light up red. The circle was lit up randomly with no strict pattern to the color-changes. During trials, testees had to fill out a form with their predictions, with researchers exploring how likely people were to report a successful prediction.

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