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Why Your Brain Has Trouble Bailing Out Of A Bad Plan

Researchers say it takes a lot of brainpower to stop an action, once it's underway. A study found that when people have to change a planned movement, 11 different brain areas have to get involved.
I guess it's too late to change my mind. Source: Aşkın Dursun KAMBEROĞLU

You're in your car, heading for an intersection. The light turns yellow, so you decide to hit the gas. Then you see a police car.

Almost instantly, you know that stomping on the accelerator is a big mistake. But there's a good chance you'll do it anyway, says , a professor in the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences at

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