After deciding to question whether it's me, with my values, experiences, and personal opinions making decisions for myself or not, I think the studies done on this topic lead to many things we may have never considered. In this particular study, all the participant had to do was press the left or right button on a controller, while the experimenter looked at his brain activity. After the study was conducted the experimenter told the participant that from the brain scans he knew 6 seconds before he actually decided which button to press, that he was going to press that button. I cannot get over this. Making decisions is such a normal thing to do so I never thought there was anything more to it. Some people are so indecisive it's insane yet others are extremely opinionated and make decisions quicker than ever. Is there something that allows us to have the ability to make decisions quickly or not? Going through our lives we've gained a lot of experience and I've always thought the decisions I made were based off of that experience. It's not clear whether or not that's true, but there is something beyond our consciousness that makes our decisions for us before we even know what we're going to decide. Kind of hard to wrap your mind around right? The name of this photo is "free will." Free will is the ability to make your own decisions. In the video it was said that "science has a problem with free will." So when and how will we figure out if it's the science/neuronal activity making our decisions or ourselves?
Are we making our own decisions, or is it our neuronal activity doing so?
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