The Godfather of soul

Jesse Preston, Kurt Gray, Daniel M. Wegner

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)482-483
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue number5
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Psychology(all)
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology


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