Posts Tagged ‘determinism’

Decision making, determinism and consciousness

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Noise in the brain, decision making, determinism, free will and consciousness Edmund Rolls New Horizons in the Neuroscience of Consciousness – Eds – Elaine Perry, Daniel Collerton, Fiona Le Beau & Heather Ashton In the introduction to his chapter Rolls emphasises that decision making in the brain involves a mix of the reasoning system and the reward system, the latter to a large extent meaning the same thing as our emotional response. Rolls has made an extremely valuable contribution Read more […]

Decision making & consciousness

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Noise in the brain, decision making, determinism, free will and consciousness Edmund Rolls In:- New Horizons in the Neuroscience of Consciousness – Eds – Elaine Perry, Daniel Collerton, Fiona Le Beau & Heather Ashton In the introduction to his chapter Rolls emphasises that decision making in the brain involves a mix of the reasoning system and the reward system, the latter to a large extent meaning the same thing as our emotional response. Rolls has made an extremely valuable contribution Read more […]

Social dangers of determinism

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The Hazards of Claiming to Have Solved the Hard Problem of Free Will Shariff Azim, Jonathan Schooler, Kathleen Vohs In: Are We Free? Psychology and Free Will  Eds.  Baer, J., Kaufman, J. & Baumeister, R. This chapter criticises the methodology of studies by Bargh and others that claim to show behaviour as automatic or determined. This refers to the influence of unconscious priming on behaviour. The authors feel that the behavioural results of experiments by Bargh and others are to Read more […]