Pursuit Of Conscious Awareness: Article Analysis

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According to the article, “The Unconscious Will: How the Pursuit of Goals Operate Outside of Conscious Awareness” by Custers and Aarts, there are two ways that the unconscious mind may operate in the process of decision making. The first way in which the unconscious mind operates is when “people are persuaded to consciously set a goal to engage in behavior, their unconscious will to act starts out as unconscious” (Custers & Aarts). In a scientific experiment conducted by Benjamin Libet, subjects were instructed to freely move their index finger. During this time, a brain scan was used to measure preparation of the brain and when the person became conscious of the decision to act. The study found that the preparation of the action to move the
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