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Impulsive people may have less free will than the rest of us

Libet’s interpretations of his famous fee will-experiment have remained controversial, but this hasn’t stopped scientists carrying out variations of his experiment. Among other things, this has revealed that people with Tourette’s syndrome, who have uncontrollable tics, experience a shorter veto window than people without the condition, as do those with schizophrenia. Emilie Caspar and Axel Cleeremans of the Free University of Brussels (ULB) in Belgium decided to see if the same was true in impulsive, but otherwise healthy, people.

Article: https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn28746-do-impulsive-people-have-less-free-will-than-the-rest-of-us/


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