The actor's brainExploring the cognitive neuroscience of free will

The actor's brainExploring the cognitive neuroscience of free will

Sean Spence

Print publication date: Jul 2009

ISBN: 9780198526667

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Abstract

Is free will just an illusion? What is it in the brain that allows us to pursue our own actions and objectives? What is it about this organ that permits seemingly purposeful behaviour, giving us the impression we are free? This resource takes a journey into the brain to examine what is about known voluntary behaviour, and why it can go wrong.