Re: Supplements and personality features

Damien Broderick (
Tue, 13 Jan 1998 18:03:32 +0000

At 06:50 PM 1/12/98 -0800, Anton, of his own volition, wrote:

>Alexander Chislenko wrote:
>: >Many of these things are risky for health though, or have
>: >other side-effects (such as decreasing cognitive functions)

>Damien Broderick adds
>Just so. Not to mention loss of connative control.

>And what's that, then?

Sorry, hit too many n's, meant `conative' - it's this damned swelting high
summer heat that does it.

Conation is a psych/lit/phil term for the faculty of choosing between
courses of action - volition, will, like that, or the desire to perform
such a voluntary act. Can `will' be segregated from `cognition'? In some
measure, surely.

Damien Broderick