This fascinating experiment helps highlight that an actual action and imagining the same action fires the same neural pathways in the brain.
1 – Write you signature with your dominant hand
2 – Now imagine writing your signature with your dominate hand
Interesting to imagine writing your signature take same amount of time as it does for you to write it. This is bacause as we said early that the imagination and the actual task use the same parts of the brain. Amazing eh!
Ok now try this next stage of the experiment:
1 – Write you signature with the hand you don’t normally write with
2 – Now imagine writing your signature with the hand you don’t normally write with
Generally it takes longer to write your signature with your other hand as you don’t practice it so much. But the most interesting piece of this part of the experiment is that it also takes you longer to imagine writing your signature with your other hand. All because your body and mind can not tell the difference between imagined and real activity because they both use the same paths in the brain.