• Question: can you trick the brain into thinking we don't need to grow?

    Asked by lozza to Carolyn, Peter, Richard, Sara on 20 Nov 2015.
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      Richard Unwin answered on 20 Nov 2015:

      Hi Lozza,

      Great question but no – growing is not controlled by a (conscious) part of the brain – you can’t tell yourself to not grow and more than you can tell yourself to not digest that Mars bar you’ve just eaten, or to not breathe.