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The Dynamic Control of Human Actions

Florian Waszak, Anne Springer, and Wolfgang Prinz

in Self Control in Society, Mind, and Brain

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195391381
eISBN:
9780199776894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391381.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Social Psychology

Human action serves two complementary purposes. On the one hand, actions are meant to achieve desired effects in the environment. On the other hand, people act as a consequence of external events, ... More


Libet and the Criminal Law’s Voluntary Act Requirement

Gideon Yaffe

in Conscious Will and Responsibility: A Tribute to Benjamin Libet

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195381641
eISBN:
9780199864911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381641.003.0017
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter explains the meaning and explores the historical sources of the voluntary act requirement in law. It argues that in many ways, even incorporating Libet's discoveries, there is no reason ... More


Brain and Body: Conscious will arises from processes that are psychologically and anatomically distinct from the processes whereby mind creates action.

Daniel M. Wegner (ed.)

in The Illusion of Conscious Will

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262534925
eISBN:
9780262344876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262534925.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter explores the anatomical and temporal origins of the experience of will. It examines issues of where the will arises by considering first the anatomy of voluntary action—how it differs ... More


The Three Pillars of Volition: Phenomenal States, Ideomotor Processing, and the Skeletal Muscle System

Ezequiel Morsella, Tanaz Molapour, and Margaret T. Lynn

in Agency and Joint Attention

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199988341
eISBN:
9780199346295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199988341.003.0018
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter tackles the problem of volition from an inductive (instead of deductive) and descriptive (instead of normative) approach. In this “bottom-up” approach, a distinction is made between the ... More


Deconstructing Voluntary Action: Unconscious and Conscious Component Processes

Lara Krisst, Carlos Montemayor, and Ezequiel Morsella

in The Sense of Agency

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780190267278
eISBN:
9780190267308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190267278.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology

Investigations of human action have led to the conclusion that much action production can occur unconsciously. Behaviors such as reflexes (e.g., the pupillary reflex, peristalsis) and automatisms in ... More


Volition in Action: Intentions, Control Dilemmas, and the Dynamic Regulation of Cognitive Control

Thomas Goschke

in Action Science: Foundations of an Emerging Discipline

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262018555
eISBN:
9780262312974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262018555.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter focuses on addressing different aspects of the determination of voluntary action, describes the cognitive basis of voluntary action, and examines the role of objectives in the ensuing ... More


The Cognitive and Neural Bases of Spatial Neglect

Hans-Otto Karnath, A. David Milner, and Giuseppe Vallar (eds)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198508335
eISBN:
9780191687327
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198508335.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Neuropsychology

Spatial neglect is a disorder of space-related behaviour. It is characterized by failure to explore the side of space contralateral to a brain lesion, or to react or respond to stimuli or subjects ... More


When Punishment Supports Cooperation: Insights from Voluntary Contribution Experiments*

Louis Putterman

in Reward and Punishment in Social Dilemmas

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199300730
eISBN:
9780190221041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199300730.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Recent years have seen a large outpouring of research by economists on the role of punishment in supporting voluntary collective action. This research parallels increased interest within biology and ... More


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