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Friday, June 24, 2011

More on Free Will

The Boston Globe's Josh Rothman recently detailed new research into free will. Responding to the work of Benjamin Libet, who, in the 1970s, conducted a series of experiments that suggested that the experience of consciously making a decision follows brain processes that dictate action (i.e. that we lack free will), a new group of researchers have conducted more precise experiments using new neuroscience technologies. The new research suggests that making choices involves both our minds and our bodies, complicating Libet's theory and offering a more complex view of free will.

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