Friday, March 30, 2012
What You Think . . .
Did you know that what you THINK others are intending matters more than what they really DO? Stanford MRI studies showed that even though people saw the exact same game, framing the game changed the test subjects’ neural reactions to the players. It’s your perception of their intentions (not their actual actions) that makes the difference. When you believe a person is doing something nice for someone else, your brains register the observation of a good deed as a personal reward. Of course, the opposite is also true. So, what are you thinking?