October 4, 2010

The famous John Dillon Haynes experiment...

1 comment:

  1. Random choice and free will are two different things!

    In this sense "free will" implies expression of self. Self is not involved in random choice.

    Would someone please conduct an experiment, like this one, except the choice should involve cognitive dissonance on the part of the subject.

    Also, please be aware that neurological studies of bird-song learning have shown that there are "feed-forward" and "feed-backward" circuits. The feed-forward pathways are reflexive. The feed-backward pathways are reflective, and are available only during a certain learning period. It seems possible that in humans, both pathways are always possible. That's why a choice that forces deliberation is necessary for a meaningful test.