Neural basis of freewill

08/11/2013 07:12

Peter Ulric Tse

MIT Press

Summary and review of the above book

The author argues for a form of conscious agency that plays a role in the brain’s executive functions and in endogneous attention (attention to issues generated within the brain rather than exogenous signals from outside). Executive functions involve assessing possible behaviours against goals. Qualia are seen as something that can be operated on by endogneous attention. Volitional attention is argued to take place only in relation to qualia. [Read more] ...