Why decision making may not require awareness.
McLaren, Ian P.L.
Behavioral and Brain Sciences
Cambridge University Press
This is the author’s accepted version of the commentary published in Behavioral and Brain Sciences available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X13000794
Newell & Shanks (N&S) argue against the idea that any significant role for unconscious influences on decision making has been established by research to date. Inasmuch as this conclusion applies to the idea of an "intelligent cognitive unconscious," we would agree. Our concern is that the article could lead the unwary to conclude that there are no unconscious influences on decision making - and never could be. We give reasons why this may not be the case.
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Vol. 37, Iss. 1, pp. 35 - 36
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