On experimental and philosophical investigations of mental timing: A response to commentary
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
Abstract:Reinterpretations of Libetâ€™s results have received support from most commentaries. Libetâ€™s arguments against alternative hypotheses are contested. Latency depends on intensity. Integration of intensity and duration explains the Minimum Train Duration. Analogies of Libetâ€™s timing of intentions with control (flash-lag-like) experiments indicate biases of opposite signs, according to intramodal or intermodal results. Rosenthalâ€™s view of nonconscious intentions (or sensations) becoming conscious after a delay is favored. Compatibilist free will is discussed.