Volition and the Function of Consciousness 1 ( draft for book chapter to appear in Cognitive Neurosciences IV

@inproceedings{Lau2008VolitionAT,
  title={Volition and the Function of Consciousness 1 ( draft for book chapter to appear in Cognitive Neurosciences IV},
  author={Hakwan Lau},
  year={2008}
}
8 What are the psychological functions that could only be performed 9 consciously? People have intuitively assumed that many acts of volition are not 10 influenced by unconscious information. These acts range from simple examples 11 such as making a spontaneous motor movement, to higher cognitive control. 12 However, the available evidence suggests that under suitable conditions, 13 unconscious information can influence these behaviors and the underlying neural 14 mechanisms. One possibility is… CONTINUE READING

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