>
> The study showed that within 60 milliseconds, the right posterior superior 
> temporal sulcus (also known as TPJ area), located in the back of the brain, 
> was first activated, with different activity depending on *whether the 
> harm was intentional or accidental*. It was followed in quick succession 
> by the amygdala, often linked with emotion, and the ventromedial prefrontal 
> cortex (180 milliseconds), the portion of the brain that plays a critical 
> role in moral decision-making.
>
> There was no such response in the amygdala and ventromedial prefrontal 
> cortex when the harm was accidental.
>
 
http://news.uchicago.edu/article/2012/11/28/moral-evaluations-harm-are-instant-and-emotional-brain-study-shows

Seems like being able to tell the difference between an accident and free 
will is a top priority for human consciousness. Under .06 seconds. That's 
more than three times faster than it takes to recognize an emotion in a 
human face.

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