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Fig 1.1 SCP-XXXX-APEX examining a subject with intracranial hypertension in an attempt to predict periodic blindness associated with the disease.

Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Thaumiel

Special Containment Procedures:

Description: SCP-XXXX details a methodology that accurately predicts activity preceding self-initiated decisions, movement, or thoughts. The first SCP-XXXX event occurred after the discovery of the electrical signal called the Bereitschaftspotential (BP)1, which was founded by Hans Helmut Kornhuber and Lüder Deecke in 1964. The BP signal itself is non-anomalous and was used in tests to ascertain how humans experience volition, which resulted in BP detection as a form of build-up prior to a conscious decision.

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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16876476
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5174124/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lateralized_readiness_potential
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neuroscience_of_free_will#Libet_experiment

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