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Is this proof that the conscious decision to move a finger is governed by the unconscious mind? A predisposition to violence, you might say.

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This, too, is generally a mistake. This hardly counts as coherent, but In this experiment, you look at pictures of chocolate cake during brain scanning — and the experimenters determine the regions of your brain involved in the craving.

To back his argument, he spends much of the book convincing us that we are propelled through life by subconscious urges, fed by a soup of genes and hormones.