How beliefs are different from actions?

In our daily lives, it is common for us to think and talk about actions in normative terms. I should do this, I'd better not do that, for different reasons, depending on the situation. Actions are amenable to such regulating, normative attitudes because we can choose how to act, we have control over our actions. In other words, our …

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Spreading the Word: New Research on Emotions

This Friday I share with you a fascinating TED talk on emotions. In it, the neuroscientist and professor of psychology Lisa Feldman Barrett talks about the latest research and findings on the nature of our emotions. Where do they come from, what they are, to what extent we can control them, and more. Frankly, I …

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Spreading the Word: 5 Questions about Free Will

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 …

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