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Alexa, play the diet music

Audio effects could be measured as changing the "body moves or acts before you consciously think you intended it" effect. More moments of non-automatic mouth stuffing could cause weight loss
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There are multiple research papers that say that sometimes the body moves or acts before you consciously think you intended it. I have seen this described as a few 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 are a couple interesting options: New pre-think paths at the brain, or go fully intentionally conscious while eating (drag).

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 plate-picking and mouth stuffing could cause weight loss simply because the amount would change with different brain pathways, and you could test lots of harmless stimuli until you found one that caused less eating/smaller bites/pushing away the plate.

It could be these stimuli that effect the fMRI of pre- action are music, tones like binaural beats, visuals. Possibly even moving visuals. If moving visuals work then it is possible to 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.

beanangel, Oct 30 2018

Wikipedia: Research on people doing things before they have intention of doing them https://en.wikipedi...ll#Libet_experiment
[beanangel, Nov 19 2018]


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       Thee is now a [link] to the phenomena of people moving at a neuropsychology task before they have aware intent.   

       Also, this brings up the possibility of going beyond "movement can precede sentient preference" to finding different things that are completely absent action unless preceded by thought.   

       One possible example is switching to a credit union from a bank. I read about it, I think it makes sense, I plan to do it next time I am in front of a computer, and then -wow- I am in front of a computer. So I type in the URL and go at it.   

       It seems like even if my typing the URL precedes my intention to type one second [link]. The whole thing is based on the multi minute previous intentionality to switch to a credit union.   

       They could research the effect of premeditation on direct action and find realms of human behavior that have actual intention based origins.
beanangel, Nov 19 2018


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