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The Electromagnetic Will

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Surrey, Guildford GU27XH, UK
Academic Editor: James Sonne
NeuroSci 2021, 2(3), 291-304;
Received: 24 July 2021 / Revised: 22 August 2021 / Accepted: 23 August 2021 / Published: 29 August 2021
(This article belongs to the Collection Neuroanatomy of Consciousness and the Will)
The conscious electromagnetic information (cemi) field theory proposes that the seat of consciousness is the brain’s electromagnetic (EM) field that integrates information from trillions of firing neurons. What we call free will is its output. The cemi theory also proposes that the brain has two streams. Most actions are initiated by the first non-conscious stream that is composed of neurons that are insulated from EM field influences. These non-conscious involuntary actions are thereby invisible to our EM field-located thoughts. The theory also proposes that voluntary actions are driven by neurons that receive EM field inputs and are thereby visible to our EM field-located thoughts. I review the extensive evidence for EM field/ephaptic coupling between neurons and the increasing evidence that EM fields in the brain are a cause of behaviour. I conclude by arguing that though this EM field-driven will is not free, in the sense of being acausal, it nevertheless corresponds to the very real experience of our conscious mind being in control of our voluntary actions. Will is not an illusion. It is our experience of control by our EM field-located mind. It is an immaterial, yet physical, will. View Full-Text
Keywords: consciousness; electromagnetic; neuron; will; determinism; ephaptic; field; computing consciousness; electromagnetic; neuron; will; determinism; ephaptic; field; computing
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