On experimental and philosophical investigations of mental timing: A response to commentary

Document Type: 
Article
Article Type: 
Other
Disciplines: 
Neuroscience
Topics: 
Neural Correlates of Consciousness
Keywords: 
conscious experience; consciousness; conscious will; free will; voluntary action; cerebral timing; event-related chronometry; readiness potential; latency
Deposited by: 
Prof. Gilberto Gomes
Date of Issue: 
2002
Authors: 
Gilberto Gomes
Volume: 
11
Issue Number: 
2
Page Range: 
304-307
Official URL: 
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=MImg&_imagekey=B6WD0-46HWN0V-J-1&_cdi=6752&_user=10&_orig=search&_coverDate=06%2F30%2F2002&_sk=999889997&view=c&wchp=dGLbVtb-zSkWW&md5=4af1a22c36bb37df4f914fbca8673070&ie=/sdarticle.pdf
Abstract: 
Reinterpretations of Libet’s results have received support from most commentaries. Libet’s arguments against alternative hypotheses are contested. Latency depends on intensity. Integration of intensity and duration explains the Minimum Train Duration. Analogies of Libet’s timing of intentions with control (flash-lag-like) experiments indicate biases of opposite signs, according to intramodal or intermodal results. Rosenthal’s view of nonconscious intentions (or sensations) becoming conscious after a delay is favored. Compatibilist free will is discussed.
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