A new study brings into question conventional theories of the neuroscience of free will. Researchers found readiness potential reflects neural activity that underlies the formation of a decision to move, rather than the outcome to move.
Asking participants to bungee jump helps researchers measure Bereitschaftspotential, or readiness potential, outside the lab setting. Researchers say their findings will help in the development of BCIs to assist quadriplegics to control neuroprosthetics.
University of Tübingen researchers have measured the readiness potential and brain activity in people prior to embarking on a 192 meter bungee jump.