Acting Prior to Thinking
October 10, 2010 8:04 AM Subscribe
Several years ago a psychology experiment found that in emergency situations, the body seems to engage in fight/flight before the cortex determines that, say, a lion is running at us. Can anyone help me find that study? And, for extra points, any subsequent studies showing action coming before thought in other sorts of scenarios?
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