RE: Volitional Morality and Action Judgement

From: Ben Goertzel (
Date: Sun May 23 2004 - 07:32:03 MDT


Experiments were done in at least two ways:

* stimulus on the skin
* stimulus in the sensory-processing, rather than cognitive, portions of
the brain

In either case, there is a delay between registration of the sensation
in the brain (as measured by electrodes) and conscious experience of
that sensation by the person embodied in that brain (as measured by
their own report).

-- Ben G

> -----Original Message-----
> From: [] On Behalf
> Of Philip Sutton
> Sent: Sunday, May 23, 2004 9:22 AM
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> Subject: RE: Volitional Morality and Action Judgement
> Hi Ben,
> > Libet's finding that conscious awareness of a stimulus or
> action tends
> > to follow the actual stimulus action by about half a second.
> Is the stimuls time set at the point where the stimulus is
> picked up in
> the sensory organs? Or the time when the stimulus report arrived in
> the brain?
> If the former, how long would it take for a report to get
> from the sensory
> organs to the brain?
> Cheers, Philip

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