Human volition: towards a neuroscience of will

  title={Human volition: towards a neuroscience of will},
  author={Patrick Haggard},
  journal={Nature Reviews Neuroscience},
  • P. Haggard
  • Published 1 December 2008
  • Psychology, Biology
  • Nature Reviews Neuroscience
The capacity for voluntary action is seen as essential to human nature. Yet neuroscience and behaviourist psychology have traditionally dismissed the topic as unscientific, perhaps because the mechanisms that cause actions have long been unclear. However, new research has identified networks of brain areas, including the pre-supplementary motor area, the anterior prefrontal cortex and the parietal cortex, that underlie voluntary action. These areas generate information for forthcoming actions… 

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