Posted: Nov 29, 2016 2:01 pm
by archibald
Here's an abstract from the paper:

Unconscious determinants of free decisions in the human brain.

"There has been a long controversy as to whether subjectively 'free' decisions are determined by brain activity ahead of time. We found that the outcome of a decision can be encoded in brain activity of prefrontal and parietal cortex up to 10 s before it enters awareness. This delay presumably reflects the operation of a network of high-level control areas that begin to prepare an upcoming decision long before it enters awareness."