Think Your Conscious Brain Directs Your Actions? Think Again
Think your deliberate, guiding, conscious thoughts are in charge of your actions?
In a provocative new paper in Behavioral and Brain Sciences, a team led by Dr. Ezequiel Morsella at San Francisco State University came to a startling conclusion: consciousness is no more than a passive machine running one simple algorithm — to serve up what’s already been decided, and take credit for the decision.
Rather than a sage conductor, it’s just a tiny part of what happens in the brain that makes us “aware.” All the real work goes on under the hood — in our unconscious minds.
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by Shelley Fan at SingularityHUB