will illusion for free sort of

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Postby Jonathan Townsend » 02/03/09 11:53 AM

Looking for themes and setups for your tricks? Science comes through again with some news about the wool we pull over our own eyes.

From the UK Guardian site:
... Neuroscientists are almost convinced that free will is an illusion. Their experiments show that our brains allow us to think we are controlling our bodies, but our movements begin before we make a conscious decision to move. Some researchers have already been approached to testify in court that the defendant is not to blame for anything they did. A scary legal future awaits.

Michael Brooks is a consultant for New Scientist and the author of 13 Things That Don't Make Sense, published by Profile on Thursday


from here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2009/ ... -mysteries

Likely a good disucssion follows of the missing milliseconds finding a decade ago. A surprising discovery which puts to rest the illusion of real-time/objective/consiousness.

it's 2009, do you know what your milliseconds are up to?
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