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Digging in the wrong place with the wrong tools: An exploration into consciousness and free will

Digging in the wrong place with the wrong tools:
An exploration into consciousness and free will

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Descartes’ Error: Emotion, Reason and the Human Brain

Descartes’ Error: Emotion, Reason and the Human Brain

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How well do we know ourselves?

It is well known that our unconscious is receiving many more signals than the conscious mind eventually becomes aware of, or than the unconscious is choosing to use in its creation of the coherent story of “reality” it makes available to the conscious (7). Neuroscience and neurobiology increasingly support the idea that much of what we eventually understand to be behavior governed by our free will is in fact initiated by the unconscious slightly before the conscious mind even becomes aware of it (2).
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