Free will and the varieties of affective and conative selves
|Jaak Panksepp a1|
a1 Department of Psychology, J. P. Scott Center for Neuroscience Mind and Behavior, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 43403; Department of Biomedical Engineering, Falk Center for Molecular Therapeutics, McCormick School of Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208
A causally efficacious conscious will is a small part of our everyday activities, but a part that deserves to be recognized, studied, and cherished, perhaps as a fundamental, emotion- and conation-related, right hemispheric neuronal process. Such brain functions might be less in doubt if we consider all the pieces of the larger pie, especially those where our passions and desires reside.