Neuroscience and Free Will

Your brain takes a decision long before your concious mind thinks it makes a decision.

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6 Responses to “Neuroscience and Free Will”

  1. laineestreet Says:

    We are a definitely an enigma as a species. 😉

  2. Dances With Crayons Says:

    The man on the right looks a lot like a friend. Seeing doubles lately.
    Interesting topic and also that the man was frightened by the result? He truly seemed unsettled.
    The wonder of everyone and everything! Thankyou Keith xo

  3. Katie Says:

    would be interesting to know whether they correct for the delay: one makes a decision, then decides which button to press, then do it.

    such a delay can be around this time of 6 seconds. if this has been done then consequently, the total observed reaction time is more than 6 sec. this means, this man was slooooooow.

  4. Pandora Says:

    His choice of socks interested me…. 🙂

    Why? What made him choose those socks? The rest of his attire is grey dull, but his socks speak volumes about him … sorry I digress

    So what happens if you have to make a split second decision, not even allowing for the six seconds for the subconcious to kick in…

    Interesting, thanks.

    • keithpp Says:

      He was thinking about it, it was not a split second decision, his brain decided, then he was made aware of what he thought was ‘his’ decision.

      A split second decision is made by the brain, we do not ‘think’ about it. Sometimes the decision does not even get as far as the brain, the delay would be too long.

    • keithpp Says:

      I did not look at his socks!

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