I have further examined the idea of determined free will. At first in class I was skeptical, the example given of random numbers being predicted by brain activity prior to conscious awareness could also have been explained by a statistical analysis (unless trained or a random number generator, creating a random stream of numbers is impossible). Over the weekend, having watched the BBC movie, my curiosity has peaked. In this documentary, Marcus de Sautoy seeks to examine the same question. After participating in a study he learns through using an fMRI machine the computer was able to predict/know which button Marcus would push 6 seconds prior to Marcus's consciously making the decision. Which begs the question, at what point does our free will leave us? In my opinion, which is still highly malleable, the experiment conducted in this video could be an exaggerated account of what actually happens. Yes, it clearly shows that our subconscious/neural activity influences the decisions that we make. However, in everyday life we make thousands of decisions each minute: of course they are not all conscious. Additionally, I find it hard to ignore the probable imbedded patterns that Marcus has made over his lifetime, which could lead to a subconscious/neural command over such a menial task. Who's to say that even if the grey matter in our brain and our subconscious is causing our conscious to make decisions, that that precludes free will? I'm still skeptical of the implications.