(1) At best, Donald (2010) argued that we may feel free and that we choose our actions, but it is ultimately an illusion of being free. Donald (2010) continues to explain that our brain initiates t


   At best, Donald (2010) argued that we may feel free and that we choose our actions, but it is ultimately an illusion of being free. Donald (2010) continues to explain that our brain initiates the action, then our consciousness is informed after the fact. The empirical evidence that Donald (2010) cites is from findings of the timing of brain signals, and his findings on how unconscious influences cognition. For the brain signals evidence, Donald (2010:10) claims that “a build-up of electrical activation in the premotor cortex occurs several seconds before the observer decides to initiate a movement,” which is called the readiness potential.

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