DOI: 10.14704/nq.2013.11.2.589

To be Free or not to be Free: A Theory Regarding Mans Question of Free Will

Ryan Darrell Wall

Abstract


Rapidly advancing knowledge of neural encoding and sequence enables new means for the analysis of specific neural pathways associated with the differences between the unconscious and conscious decision making processes. Recent studies maintain that the outcome of a decision can be encoded in brain activity of prefrontal and parietal cortex seconds before it enters conscious awareness. There are numerous theoretical reasons which are customarily presented to undermine the case for mental causation. The present work offers a new approach, by which a coherent scheme for explaining the mechanism of free will is presented in terms of information processing and evolutionary means.

NeuroQuantology | June 2013 | Volume 11 | Issue 2| Page 268-276

Keywords


free will; perception; entanglement; information processing

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