Unconscious Decision Making
Eric Kandel Keynotes - The Eric Kandel speeches focus on studies of the brain and how a human’s memory works. He is the...
This Eric Kandel Speech Discusses the Biology Behind the Brain
Eric Kandel talks of the residual issue of determining to what degree the acknowledgement of all mental functions emanate from the brain. According to Kandel, people want to believe in a mind separate from the brain, something he says he has not found any evidence to support.
Kandel also touches upon the relation of this discussion to Freud, who long ago said that most of our mental lives are unconscious. Although, he says, lots of decisions are better made unconsciously than consciously.