Illusion of free will
Chapter 4 endnote 11, from Lisa Feldman Barrett.
Some context is:
Your brain also uses prediction to initiate your body’s movements, like reaching your arm out to pick up an apple or dashing away from a snake. These predictions occur before you have any conscious awareness or intent about moving your body. Neuroscientists and psychologists call this phenomenon “the illusion of free will.”
Notes on the Notes
- Bear, Adam. 2016. "What Neuroscience Says about Free Will." Scientific American, April 28.
- Wegner, Daniel M. 2002. The Illusion of Conscious Will. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
- Harris, Sam. 2012. Free Will. Simon and Schuster.
- Dennett, Daniel C. 2004. Freedom Evolves. Penguin UK.
- Neuroscience of free will (Wikipedia).