Feb 2, 2023

The Question of Free Will

Posted by in categories: ethics, neuroscience

Do we make conscious decisions? Or are all of our actions predetermined? And if we don’t have free will, are we responsible for what we do? Modern neurotechnology is now allowing scientists to study brain activity neuron by neuron to try to determine how and when our brains decide to act. In this program, experts probe the latest research and explore the question of just how much agency we have in the world, and how the answer impacts our ethics, our behavior, and our society.

This program is part of the Big Ideas Series, made possible with support from the John Templeton Foundation.

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Original Program Date: May 30, 2015
Host: Emily Senay.
PARTICIPANTS: Christof Koch, Tamar Kushnir, Alfred Mele, Azim Shariff.

Emily Senay Introduction. 00:00

Participant Introductions. 03:39

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