In this week’s “Spreading the Word”, I share with you a video in which various experts discuss the topic of free will. It is an interview that raises 5 questions to several attendees of the Second International Conference on Neuroscience and Free Will that was held 1 year ago (March 2019). For me, the most interesting thing about this conference and respective interviews is that it brings together neuroscience and philosophy. More specifically, it builds on the international research project – Neurophilosophy of Free Will – that was launched in March 2019 with a grant for 4 years and the following aim:
“This project is therefore a close collaboration between neuroscientists and philosophers who together attempt to understand how the brain enables and controls conscious, causal control of human behavior.”from the project’s website
The video provides an interesting insight into the inner world of this research project and into the hopes and aspirations of the interdisciplinary experts from the involved fields. Under this link, you will find the list of 5 questions posed to all interviewed participants and 2 versions of the video – a shorter one giving highlights (~20min) and a longer one offering the full length of conducted interviews (~1h 20min). Let your curiosity run free and enjoy!
Keeping up the new “Spreading the Word” tradition, every Thursday I hope to share with you an article I’ve read or a video I’ve seen and considered to be inspiring or enlightening. Especially now, during our increasingly uncertain times and growing social distancing, I feel it is important to take good care not just of our physical but also of our mental well-being. Humans have always turned to storytelling when everything else fails. My Thursdays’ “Spreading the Word” articles are an online version of sharing worthwhile stories.
keep exploring and storytelling!