Volitional control of movement: The physiology of free will

  title={Volitional control of movement: The physiology of free will},
  author={Mark Hallett},
  journal={Clinical Neurophysiology},
This review deals with the physiology of the initiation of a voluntary movement and the appreciation of whether it is voluntary or not. I argue that free will is not a driving force for movement, but a conscious awareness concerning the nature of the movement. Movement initiation and the perception of willing the movement can be separately manipulated. Movement is generated subconsciously, and the conscious sense of volition comes later, but the exact time of this event is difficult to assess… CONTINUE READING

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