There are multiple research papers that say that
sometimes the body moves or acts before you
think you intended it. I have seen this described as a
milliseconds to an astonishing 10 second interval where
doing precedes the conscious intent to do.
Doing fMRI research on
things that change this pre-think
interval could affect what people do. Notably eating.
For a variety of things, including food activities, there
a couple interesting options: New pre-think paths at the
brain, or go fully intentionally conscious while eating
At a control they could map the brain areas that light up
sequentially with fMRI. Then they find stimuli (music,
images, smells, spoken affirmations, or even the
emotional residual response to video games, the internet
or movies) that utilize a completely different brain
area at the sequence of effect.
So, you toss the paper in the basket, but there are two
entirely different fMRI brain area sequences to get you
there. And, at this example, both precede your felt
intent to make the toss.
Think about this: Using alternate fMRI pathways stimuli
to do something you have two "unconscious minds"
you can switch between with different stimuli.
So completely different selectable parts of your brain
are assembling the preconscious action! You still have
the gap where it (the eating)
starts happening before you actually start thinking it, but
it comes from an all-different part of your brain!
Perhaps different brain-generation of the process of
mouth stuffing could cause weight loss simply because
amount would change with different brain pathways, and
you could test lots of harmless
stimuli until you found one that caused less
bites/pushing away the plate.
It could be these stimuli that effect the fMRI of pre-
are music, tones like binaural beats, visuals. Possibly
moving visuals. If moving visuals work then it is possible
imagine an OLED plate with what looks like a pretty
screensaver under the food that changes amount and
interval of eating.
Quantitatively measure it to make sure it works.
So, Alexa, play the diet music.
And, eat off the OLED plate.