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There is no "you" consciously making decisions. So how do we make decisions? How can we have free will if we don't pull the levers on our own behavior? What moral and legal implications follow if we don't have free will? Who's in Charge? is a primer for a new era in the understanding of human behavior that ranges across neuroscience, psychology, ethics, and the law with a light touch but profound implications.
Very well discussed the subject even for people with no back ground in psychology.Published 3 months ago by Ahmad Akbari
A difficult read. The author could have spared the reader a lot of redundant prose.
However, the content is really important and useful to comprehend the scientific... Read more
I love this book!! It is so interesting that I have a hard time putting it down!!!Published 4 months ago by Barbra Roberts
To be or not to be. Yes or no. Present or absent.
Our mind recurrently makes use of filters that simplify reality, maybe in order to produce the fastest response possible... Read more
My being drawn deeper into my quest at understanding human thought and our seeming abilities to freely chose was well feed by Michael's book, "Who's in Charge?"Published 6 months ago by David E. Felker
Heavy Stuff but if you can have some background reading similar books, go for it. Otherwise, wait for you to have a mid life crisis and then get into such books. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Perchingtree I.
The free will/determinism dichotomy has always bothered me. Gazzaniga reframes the issue in terms of Complexity Theory (a.k.a. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Pete