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What are the implications of the brain making decisions rather than consciousness?

Asked by nebule (16436points) November 1st, 2009

There was a programme on TV…BBC2, two weeks ago about consciousness: Horizon: The Secret You , which delved into what consciousness is.

The final experiment that they showed proved that scientists could establish which decision a human would make, 6 seconds before the human consciously made the decision – by pressing a button to indicate which option they were choosing.

What implications do these findings have for you? Does this mean that we are indeed just a kind of advanced robot that has given rise to a conceptual superfluous consciousness?

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