For a simple experiment, Libet’s paradigm. Admits to a large number of interpretations, which I think is an important lesson. Here are some common, and less common, critiques of the experiment:. My spin on this is that the Libet result shows, minimally, that we don’t accurately know the timing of our decisions, but inaccurate judgements about the timing of decisions doesn’t mean that we don’t actually make the decisions themselves that are consequential. Aaron Schurger and colleagues have a nice paper.