Sunday, January 31, 2010

Joel Green quote (Body, Soul, and Human Life)

"Libet found that conscious awareness occurred temporally after the onset of brain activity setting in motion the voluntary movement though before the movement itself. This led Libet to argue against "free will" in favor of "free won't" -- that is, that even though we do not consciously cause an action like a voluntary finger movement, we are capable of stopping it before it happens."


1 comment:

Burton Webb said...

We will talk about this next week - but several have cast doubt on his conclusions because consciousness takes at least as long to report as it does to perceive - and this may be the cause of the millisecond or so delay. Others (and probably Libet) are trying to work around this technical difficulty.