h/t to proecotrading in this thread for the article: Free will could be the result of ‘background noise’ in the brain, study suggests

  • Volunteers were asked to sit in front of a screen and focus on its central point while their brains’ electrical activity was recorded.
  • Then asked to make a decision to look either left or right when a cue symbol appeared on the screen
  • The cue to look left or right appeared at random intervals, so the volunteers could not consciously or unconsciously prepare for it
  • The researchers found that the pattern of activity in the brain in the seconds before the cue symbol appeared – before the volunteers knew they were going to make a choice – could predict the likely outcome of the decision.

More at the link (I suppose the noise in yer brain will decide whether to click or not


). Interesting stuff (I think. Or, I think I think