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Acting and being aware

By Jacques Penders

Abstract

One often assumes that we, rational human beings, first think and than act. This paper is an attempt to describe the mental characteristics governing the performance of regular everyday actions; and shows that no mental act has to precede our actions, instead of consciously thinking before we act, we mostly act while simultaneously overseeing our acting. The case of ball juggling is used to underpin the analysis with practical facts

Publisher: EOARD
Year: 2008
OAI identifier: oai:shura.shu.ac.uk:3470

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