Professor Eric Kandel got his Nobel Prize figuring out how brains form memories. He suggests free will is exercised unconsciously - choices are made without awareness: The process of initiating a voluntary action occurs in an unconscious part of the brain, but just before the action is initiated, consciousness is recruited to approve or veto the action.
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Added by mpineda on March 20, 2006