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#1
Your BBC article for the day

People who think more about whether they are right have more cells in an area of the brain known as the frontal lobes.

UK scientists, writing in Science, looked at how brain size varied depending on how much people thought about decisions.

But a nationwide survey recently found that some people think too much about life.

These people have poorer memories, and they may also be depressed.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-11340881

Thoughts? Do you feel it's true? Do you wish you could think more/less?

Personally I've always thought a lot about things, but less and less now. It's good to reflect on things but I wouldn't overdo it.
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#3
Fuck.

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#4
I wish I could think less. I just feel like my brain won't switch off, and I'd love some peace. I only really achieve that if I'm intoxicated or if I'm absorbing some form of media.

I have a fairly shit short term memory and the depression bit hasn't been verified yet.
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#7
I tend to think about a lot of things regularly, about how my life has changed, about my current situation, and how stuffs gonna pan out for uni and later, and I feel down quite a lot.
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#8
I over-think way too much and my memory is pretty ace.

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#10
Like i'm sure most people do, i find religion, science and life itself very interesting. But rarely the weather...
#11
I don't say a lot, so I compensate by obsessively over-thinking everything. Or sometimes not thinking about something at all, then later over-thinking about how I would have been better off thinking through the thing I didn't think about before.

The word 'think' lost all meaning to anyone else yet?
#12
I used to think a lot, but I keep forgetting nowadays.

It's depressing, really.
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#13
I would have some thoughts, but they depress me >_>

But seriously, I think it's definitely true. THe more you reflect on something and analze it, the more likely you are to pick upo on negative things and get depressed.
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#14
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I wish I could think less. I just feel like my brain won't switch off, and I'd love some piece. I only really achieve that if I'm intoxicated or if I'm absorbing some form of media.

I have a fairly shit short term memory and the depression bit hasn't been verified yet.

Peace, not piece. Apart from that, +1


#15
I think a LOT. There isn't a moment when I'm not thinking about numerous things. My memory is pretty awful at times, and I get depressed quite easily, too.


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#16
I definately think to much. I've inherited this ability from dad that when I think too deep, I become unresponsive. People almost have to touch me to get some kinda contact .

But I love thinking. It's amazing how much knowledge you can aquire just from connecting things you already knew in your mind. And it's even more amazing how many of those connections are wrong
#17
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Peace, not piece. Apart from that, +1

It was intentional. Thinking makes me hungry.


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#18
Must...stop...thinking!

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Gahhh that hurt more than thinking.
#20
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I used to think a lot, but I keep forgetting nowadays.

It's depressing, really.


I see what you did there! But yeah it doesn't surprise me that you can get depressed from thinking too much, the worlds a pretty horrible place (humans atleast)
#21
I think quite a lot. I have a horrible memory and have random moments of sadness. Not full blown depression but not just feeling a little down either.


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#22
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#24
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I used to think a lot, but I keep forgetting nowadays.

It's depressing, really.


I see what you did there! But yeah it doesn't surprise me that you can get depressed from thinking too much, the worlds a pretty horrible place (humans atleast)
#25
As if I can control how much I think. Up yours, science.
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#26
I'm not sure what to think about this.

Btw, you guys are doing correlational research wrong, again.

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#27
Thinking about life, depressing and leaving you forgetful?

Yeah, I can vouch for that. Once I started being less worried about getting this and that done in case I die in a freak gardening accident, and more concerned about just living things as fun as I can and lying in bed without regretting the day to be happy, I've been a lot happier, and maxed out the memory portion of a mental test I did for a local college, which speaks for itself.
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#28
I used to never stop thinking, but I've grown at peace with my thoughts for the most part
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#31
If I think about certain things too much I always end up twisting it all to the level that I get crazy and gnarly about it. But sometimes I try to turn it off and just race the track along without thinking, which in turn ends up with making bad decisions and unthoughtful things I regret
#33
when it comes to making decisions i prefer to think less cause then i stress out about them less.
#34
well I tend not to overthink my own problems or dwell on past decisions, but I do think a lot about positive or interesting things. I have an razor-sharp memory.
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#36
I'm just gonna think this over...


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Wait, what was I posting? Darn my bad memory, this is really depressing.
#37
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That's phenomenal. It still doesn't make the stuff "right" or "wrong" because your individual example does or doesn't agree.

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#38
lol @ everyone thinking they think too much.
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#40
I wish I could think less about issues; in other words, getting ****ing rid of said issues. I usually get decent score at tests. Well, I would scored 100 ****ing percent if I could have multiple choise tests as you lucky Americans!

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