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Susan/Gerda,

Cognitive scientists/neurologists distinguish two types of responses that relate to free will. Responses like blinking, pupillary reflexes, most eye movements, responses to sudden movements or loud noise, etc. are often called reflexes, are automatic, unlearned, and not subject to free will. On the other hand, control of the senses related to decision making, especially paying attention are largely unlearned, but subject to free will--we can choose whether or not we wish to pay attention.

Communication is almost entirely learned through developmental processes, but also is subject to free will. I don't think we have any idea how these abilities evolved.

Ray

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Free will or not? 1268 greengirl5 04-Nov-18 21:54
Re: Free will or not? 271 Itatw70s 04-Nov-18 22:51
Re: Free will or not? 240 Eddie Larry 05-Nov-18 00:02
Re: Free will or not? 211 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 03:19
Re: Free will or not? 203 Eddie Larry 05-Nov-18 04:01
Re: Free will or not? 200 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 05:01
Re: Free will or not? 201 Eddie Larry 05-Nov-18 05:10
Re: Free will or not? 195 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 05:25
Re: Free will or not? 204 Susan Doris 05-Nov-18 06:18
The chocolate made me do it 183 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 07:35
Re: The chocolate made me do it 190 Susan Doris 05-Nov-18 08:00
Re: The chocolate made me do it 209 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 09:18
Re: The chocolate made me do it 219 Susan Doris 05-Nov-18 10:00
Re: The chocolate made me do it 204 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 12:18
Re: The chocolate made me do it 177 Susan Doris 05-Nov-18 12:57
Re: The chocolate made me do it, but did not make me think! 199 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 22:25
Re: The chocolate made me do it 217 Eddie Larry 05-Nov-18 15:05
Security and randomness 196 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 08:19
Re: Security and randomness 185 Susan Doris 05-Nov-18 12:51
Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 186 drrayeye 05-Nov-18 11:40
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 188 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 12:22
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 191 Itatw70s 05-Nov-18 12:48
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 194 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 22:35
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 188 Susan Doris 05-Nov-18 13:04
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 182 drrayeye 05-Nov-18 15:28
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 182 Susan Doris 05-Nov-18 19:57
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 200 drrayeye 05-Nov-18 20:39
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 175 Susan Doris 06-Nov-18 06:21
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 207 drrayeye 06-Nov-18 09:19
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 188 Susan Doris 06-Nov-18 10:37
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 181 drrayeye 06-Nov-18 14:09
Re: Cognitive processes allowing or not allowing free will 198 Susan Doris 06-Nov-18 14:23
scientific vs. clinical perspective on consciousness 186 drrayeye 06-Nov-18 19:01
Various states of consciousness 184 greengirl5 06-Nov-18 21:32
Re: Various states of consciousness 190 drrayeye 07-Nov-18 00:37
Re: Various states of consciousness 193 greengirl5 07-Nov-18 01:11
Re: Various states of consciousness 185 Susan Doris 07-Nov-18 06:11
Re: Various states of consciousness 199 greengirl5 07-Nov-18 07:28
Re: Various states of consciousness 194 Susan Doris 07-Nov-18 08:28
you're totally lost here 190 drrayeye 07-Nov-18 08:55
Re: you're totally lost here 188 Susan Doris 07-Nov-18 09:52
Re: you're totally lost here 192 drrayeye 07-Nov-18 12:02
Re: you're totally lost here 192 Susan Doris 07-Nov-18 16:03
Keep the science out 223 drrayeye 07-Nov-18 18:25
Re: Various states of consciousness 197 greengirl5 07-Nov-18 08:58
Re: Various states of consciousness 199 Susan Doris 07-Nov-18 10:14
Re: Various states of consciousness 192 Eddie Larry 07-Nov-18 19:04
Re: Various states of consciousness 186 greengirl5 07-Nov-18 21:18
Was Einstein a scientist? 186 greengirl5 07-Nov-18 21:55
Not a materialist 191 drrayeye 07-Nov-18 22:14
Re: Not a materialist 177 Susan Doris 08-Nov-18 01:16
Butting in 185 drrayeye 08-Nov-18 06:24
Re: Not a materialist 188 greengirl5 08-Nov-18 02:30
Re: Not a materialist 182 Susan Doris 08-Nov-18 05:58
Re: Not a materialist 169 greengirl5 08-Nov-18 07:19
Re: Various states of consciousness 198 Susan Doris 08-Nov-18 01:13
Re: Various states of consciousness 182 Susan Doris 08-Nov-18 01:08
Re: Various states of consciousness 184 greengirl5 08-Nov-18 02:17
Re: Various states of consciousness 193 Susan Doris 08-Nov-18 06:07
Interpretations 192 greengirl5 08-Nov-18 07:23
Re: Various states of consciousness 218 Susan Doris 08-Nov-18 07:32
Re: Various states of consciousness 217 Eddie Larry 08-Nov-18 18:26
Re: Various states of consciousness 182 Susan Doris 09-Nov-18 06:16
Re: Various states of consciousness 183 Eddie Larry 09-Nov-18 23:57
May the force be with you! 202 greengirl5 10-Nov-18 01:57
Re: May the force be with you! 194 Eddie Larry 10-Nov-18 02:20
Re: May the force be with you! 191 greengirl5 10-Nov-18 04:10
Re: May the force be with you! 194 Eddie Larry 10-Nov-18 14:10
Re: May the force be with you! 184 greengirl5 10-Nov-18 20:26
Re: Various states of consciousness 209 Susan Doris 10-Nov-18 08:15
Religious leaders and others 185 greengirl5 10-Nov-18 09:55
Re: Religious leaders and others 208 Susan Doris 10-Nov-18 12:04
Pathological disbeliever 196 greengirl5 10-Nov-18 20:32
Re: Pathological disbeliever 195 Susan Doris 11-Nov-18 06:01
Re: Various states of consciousness 188 Eddie Larry 10-Nov-18 14:27
Whose fault? 183 greengirl5 10-Nov-18 21:00
Re: Whose fault? 198 Eddie Larry 10-Nov-18 21:12
Re: Whose fault? 185 Susan Doris 11-Nov-18 06:05
Re: Whose fault? 197 greengirl5 11-Nov-18 06:38
Re: Whose fault? 197 Susan Doris 11-Nov-18 07:14
Susan's sociological theory of religions 181 drrayeye 10-Nov-18 19:10
Re: Susan's sociological theory of religions 204 Susan Doris 10-Nov-18 20:14
Re: Susan's sociological theory of religions 178 drrayeye 11-Nov-18 02:16
Re: Susan's sociological theory of religions 188 Susan Doris 11-Nov-18 06:14
Re: Susan's sociological theory of religions 184 Susan Doris 11-Nov-18 12:46
Re: Susan's sociological theory of religions 175 drrayeye 13-Nov-18 03:54
Re: Susan's sociological theory of religions 177 Susan Doris 13-Nov-18 06:14
Re: Susan's sociological theory of religions 171 drrayeye 13-Nov-18 04:11
Re: Susan's sociological theory of religions 195 Susan Doris 13-Nov-18 06:29
Maybe a cheer leader for science 182 drrayeye 13-Nov-18 08:34
"T of E" vs. "t of e"? 176 drrayeye 13-Nov-18 08:41
N R F 179 greengirl5 13-Nov-18 09:28
Re: "T of E" vs. "t of e"? 186 Susan Doris 13-Nov-18 17:59
Re: "T of E" vs. "t of e"? 170 drrayeye 13-Nov-18 20:16
Re: "T of E" vs. "t of e"? 321 Susan Doris 14-Nov-18 02:16
Superstitious behavior 188 drrayeye 08-Nov-18 20:40
Re: Superstitious behavior 171 greengirl5 08-Nov-18 20:53
Re: Superstitious behavior 195 Susan Doris 09-Nov-18 06:30
another day--another rant. 177 drrayeye 09-Nov-18 09:15
Re: another day--another rant. 192 Susan Doris 09-Nov-18 11:11
Free will 172 drrayeye 10-Nov-18 08:20
Superstitions 151 greengirl5 09-Nov-18 20:48
Re: Various states of consciousness 164 greengirl5 08-Nov-18 20:49
Re: Various states of consciousness 171 Eddie Larry 08-Nov-18 04:08
You're not following 193 drrayeye 07-Nov-18 08:47
Re: Free will or not? 188 Jock 06-Nov-18 17:00
Re: Free will or not? 207 Susan Doris 06-Nov-18 18:04
Re: Free will or not? 202 Jock 08-Nov-18 21:38
Re: Free will or not? 195 Susan Doris 09-Nov-18 06:41
Re: Free will or not? 168 greengirl5 09-Nov-18 07:32
Re: Free will or not? 183 Susan Doris 09-Nov-18 07:48
Completely off the wall 172 drrayeye 09-Nov-18 13:01
Re: Completely off the wall 207 Susan Doris 09-Nov-18 13:56
Re: Completely off the wall 176 drrayeye 09-Nov-18 18:00
Re: Completely off the wall 185 Susan Doris 09-Nov-18 18:31
Re: Completely off the wall 198 Jock 09-Nov-18 20:11
Contumelious 170 greengirl5 09-Nov-18 21:29
Re: Completely off the wall 172 Susan Doris 10-Nov-18 08:25
Re: Completely off the wall 183 greengirl5 09-Nov-18 21:17
Re-education 189 greengirl5 09-Nov-18 21:08
Re: Evolution is intelligent. 235 M. J. Thomas 05-Nov-18 14:45
Re: Evolution is intelligent. 218 drrayeye 05-Nov-18 15:46
Re: Evolution is intelligent. 219 M. J. Thomas 06-Nov-18 10:43
Re: Evolution is intelligent. 183 drrayeye 06-Nov-18 14:13
Re: Evolution is intelligent. 202 Susan Doris 06-Nov-18 14:28
So what is God to you? 185 greengirl5 06-Nov-18 21:47
Re: So what is God to you? 202 drrayeye 07-Nov-18 00:48
Re: So what is God to you? 179 greengirl5 07-Nov-18 01:21
Re: So what is God to you? 192 drrayeye 07-Nov-18 01:38
Re: So what is God to you? 183 greengirl5 07-Nov-18 02:07
Re: Evolution is intelligent. 212 Susan Doris 05-Nov-18 20:04
Re: Evolution is intelligent. 193 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 22:51
Me too! 199 greengirl5 05-Nov-18 22:47
No-Name freedom.... 194 Itatw70s 06-Nov-18 01:12
The way 195 greengirl5 06-Nov-18 02:19
Re: Free will or not? 202 Itatw70s 06-Nov-18 12:25
Re: Free will or not? 206 Eddie Larry 06-Nov-18 14:34
Re: Free will or not? 194 Itatw70s 06-Nov-18 16:42
Way to go! 195 greengirl5 06-Nov-18 21:52
The letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. 196 Itatw70s 07-Nov-18 00:41
Re: The letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. 226 greengirl5 07-Nov-18 01:24
Re: The letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. 221 Itatw70s 07-Nov-18 12:40
Re: The letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. 211 Enigcom 07-Nov-18 16:15
Re: Free will or not? 216 Itatw70s 07-Nov-18 20:55
Re: Free will or not? 185 Enigcom 11-Nov-18 22:10
Re: Free will or not? 190 wilpsy3 10-Nov-18 21:39


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