Voluntary action and neural causation

TitleVoluntary action and neural causation
Publication TypeJournal Article
AuthorsBen-Yami, H.
Journal titleCognitive Neuroscience

I agree with Nachev and Hacker’s general approach. However, their criticism of claims of covert automaticity can be strengthened. I first say a few words on what voluntary action involves and on the consequent limited relevance of brain research for the determination of voluntariness. I then turn to Nachev and Hacker’s discussion of possible covert automaticity and show why the case for it is weaker than they allow.

Publisher linkhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17588928.2014.951618