Are You Reading this of Your Own Free Will?
Patterns of brain activity predict people’s decisions up to 10 seconds before the people are aware of them, according to new research that casts fresh doubt on whether we have free will.
The ancient debate over free will centers on whether it’s an illusion to believe our thoughts and decisions are independent, since our brains really consist of atoms bouncing around according to their own rules. The new study suggests the questioning many be justified.
April 15, 2008
Courtesy Nature Journals
and World Science staff
Infographic Source: http://www.nature.com/neuro/index.html
Latest posts by Bob Butterfield (see all)
- Governments Spend $1.8 Trillion Murdering Us and Destroying Our Property Annually - April 5, 2013
- NEWS FLASH: US Government Wastes $1.5 Trillion on Devastating Drug War - April 4, 2013
- GDP and You! - March 12, 2013