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"Often though, our instincts and higher-level functions are in conflict and in this case our instincts are often silenced by our reasoning conscious mind.
Participants would have improved their performance if they had been able to switch off their higher-level cognition by, for example, acting quickly."The scientists tracked the eye movements of the volunteers to see when their gaze landed on the target.
Even though at a subconscious level the volunteers spotted the rotated image as the odd one out, their higher-level conscious brains overrode the decision.
However, there had to be enough time for the conscious brain to act."If our higher-level and lower-level cognitive processes are leading us to the same conclusions, there is no issue," said Dr Zhaoping, whose findings appear online today in the journal Current Biology.
Instead they performed better when given almost no time to think."The conscious or top-level function of the brain, when active, vetoes our initial subconscious decision - even when it is correct - leaving us unaware or distrustful of our instincts and at an immediate disadvantage.
With only a tiny fraction of a second for scrutinising the target, volunteers performed with 95% accuracy.
But with a thinking time of more than a second, they were only 70% accurate.
He was evasive about wanting to be in a serious relationship when he replied "if that's what the woman wanted" so he wasn't a good choice either.
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