I am working on a mini-treatise on immunosenescence for this blog – age related decline in immune functioning. This is a very important topic insofar as longevity is concerned. It is a knotty topic with a lot to say about it. So it may take me a day or two more before the next heavy-duty post appears here. In the meanwhile I am passing on an item my wife sent me proving that we are hard-wired in ways we do not know. Here is what I got via a chain e-mail:
HOW SMART IS YOUR RIGHT FOOT? You have to try this please, it takes 2 seconds. I could not believe this! It is from an orthopedic surgeon............. This will confuse your mind and you will keep trying over and over again to see if you can out smart your foot, but, you can't. It is pre-programmed in your brain!1. While sitting at your desk in front of your computer, lift your right
foot off the floor and make clockwise circles. 2. Now, while doing this, draw the number '6' in the air with your right hand. Your foot will change direction. I told you so! And there's nothing you can do about it! You and I both know how
stupid it is, but before the day is done you are going to try it again, if you've not already done so.
Makes me wonder about what other response patterns are hard-wired in my body.