Oxford Mathematician Shows Decisions Six Seconds Before They’re Made


John-Dylan Haynes (Professor at the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Berlin) shows Marcus Du Sautoy (Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford and current Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science) that he can see his decisions six seconds before he makes them.

He comes down directly on the side of determinism.

As I’ve said numerous times here, my prediction is that this will become, within the next decade, the widely accepted view among scientists. And soon after, denying it will be like denying evolution. The key is that you can argue that something else might be going on as well, but not that this isn’t going on. ::

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