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Science Friday, January 18th 2013 at 9:30 am

Thinking About Doing Something is Pretty Much the Same as Doing It [Video]

Ready for a strange and uncomfortable fact to start your Friday morning? Sure you are, and here it is, courtesy of the fine cartoonists and deep thinkers over at AsapSCIENCE: when you think deeply about a thing — seeing the letter ‘B,’ for example, or fixing a sandwich — the same parts of your brain involved in performing that action light up. Some studies even suggest that you can improve your piano skills just by thinking diligently about playing while not actually touching a piano. Check out AsapSCIENCE’s latest video below and learn more about how your brain is just weird sometimes.

If thinking about doing something is really pretty much the same as doing it, then we owe a lot of people some heartfelt apologies. Yes, we’re talking to you, person standing right in the middle of the subway entrance and finishing their phone call while people move around them. Because we thought about pushing you down the stairs, like, super-hard.

(via AsapSCIENCE)

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