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|"For some reason, the idea of trying to separate 'the brain' from consciousness seems silly.
Did my brain really 'decide' before 'I' did? Sounds like an infinite regress of cartesianism to me."
(Zac Hunter 4/17/2008 12:14:08 PM)
|"It seems to me that what's being discussed is the difference in timing between the decision being made at a subconscious level, and the decision becoming made known at a different level of consciousness.
It doesn't sound to me like the brain is making decisions before 'we decide' to make them."
(Fortigurn 4/17/2008 5:05:06 PM)
|"This is not new work. A great discussion of this is in The User Illusion by Tor Norretranders. The half-second delay he discusses was discovered 20+ years ago."
(dug 4/30/2008 10:06:36 PM)
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