Chapter 51. Benjamin Libet's Work on the Neuroscience of Free Will

  1. Max Velmans and
  2. Susan Schneider
  1. William P. Banks and
  2. Susan Pockett

Published Online: 13 DEC 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470751466.ch52

The Blackwell Companion to Consciousness

The Blackwell Companion to Consciousness

How to Cite

Banks, W. P. and Pockett, S. (2007) Benjamin Libet's Work on the Neuroscience of Free Will, in The Blackwell Companion to Consciousness (eds M. Velmans and S. Schneider), Blackwell Publishing, Malden, MA, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470751466.ch52

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 DEC 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405120197

Online ISBN: 9780470751466

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Keywords:

  • neuroscience;
  • free will;
  • experiments;
  • neural events;
  • conscious decision

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Controversial Issues about Libet's Experiments

  • RP vs. LRP as Precursor of the Conscious Decision

  • The Veto Response

  • How Do Libet's Findings Aff ect Philosophical Positions on Freedom of the Will?

  • Conclusions