Why living in the moment is impossible: Decision-making memories stored in mysterious brain area known to be involved with vision

Some fascinating research on the neuroscience of why truly living in the moment is impossible. While we can consciously try to live more in the moment, our brain is wired in such a way as to keep track of our decisions and outcomes, to ensure continuity of thought. Quote:

“Why aren’t our thoughts independent of each other? Why don’t we just live in the moment? For a healthy person, it’s impossible to live in the moment. It’s a nice thing to say in terms of seizing the day and enjoying life, but our inner lives and experiences are much richer than that.”

Why living in the moment is impossible: Decision-making memories stored in mysterious brain area known to be involved with vision.

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