Hypnotizing Libet: Readiness potentials with non-conscious volition

@article{Schlegel2015HypnotizingLR,
  title={Hypnotizing Libet: Readiness potentials with non-conscious volition},
  author={Alexander A. Schlegel and Prescott Alexander and Walter Sinnott-Armstrong and Adina L. Roskies and Peter U. Tse and Thalia Wheatley},
  journal={Consciousness and Cognition},
  year={2015},
  volume={33},
  pages={196-203}
}

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