We Don't Think the Way We Think We Think

See allHide authors and affiliations

Science  14 Jun 2002:
Vol. 296, Issue 5575, pp. 1973
DOI: 10.1126/science.1073043

You are currently viewing the summary.

View Full Text


The Illusion of Conscious Will. Daniel M. Wegner. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2002. 419 pp. $34.95. ISBN 0-262-23222-7.

Capping his several decades of research into understanding how people come to feel that they have control over their own behavior, Wegner argues that our sense of conscious agency is always imaginary.