Research: Our concept of free will could be an illusion

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Re: Research: Our concept of free will could be an illusion

#21  Postby igorfrankensteen » May 28, 2016 9:28 pm

zoon wrote:A link to the journal article referenced in the OP is here, from the website of one of the researchers. It's a twist on the experiments by Libet and many others showing that we often make decisions before we are aware of having made them, in that the new experiments show that we sometimes make decisions after we think we did. The main implication is the same, however: our subjective experience of making a decision doesn't always happen at the time when the brain actually makes the decision.



This fits what I am getting from this. That the headline grabbers who triggered this thread, were essentially playing semantic games with themselves. Choosing to define "choice," not as the moment we act, but as the moment we mentally convert the decision to act, into a recognizable social format.
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