• Question: why does your brain always agree to letting your muscles move

    Asked by jonjo123 to Jemma, John, Lisa, Sam on 28 May 2012.
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      Jemma Ransom answered on 28 May 2012:

      Hi @jonjo123

      The answer to that is it doesn’t!
      Did you know that we can record messages in your brain telling you to move a limb before you are consciously aware of it? Scary thought eh? This has puzzled neuroscientists for some time as it suggest that rather than you deciding to move your leg, your brain decides it wants to move a leg, and then informs your conciousness later.

      Strange but true!!!