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The Libet experiment and its implications for conscious will

Peter G.H. Clarke explores the controversy around the Libet experiment.

 

 

Abstract: A famous experiment of Benjamin Libet and his colleagues has been interpreted as showing that our brains initiate voluntary movements before we are aware of having decided to move, and that this calls into question the efficacy of our wills.These claims have contested by many neuroscientists and philosophers. 

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