An important component of souls is the capacity for free will, as the origin of agency within an individual. Belief in souls arises in part from the experience of conscious will, a compelling feeling of personal causation that accompanies almost every action we take, and suggests that an immaterial self is in charge of the physical body.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
- Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology