Ten Great Ideas: Free Will
|Your thoughts can be read before even you know what they are.||Link||YouTube. 5 mins|
|Free will: just an illusion?||Fascinating discussion by various experts. Youtube. 1 hr 15 mins.|
|Dan Ariely asks, Are we in control of our decisions?||Dan Ariely: Youtube. 17 mins.|
|The Libet Experiment: Is free will just an illusion?||Animated talk from BBC Radio 4. 2 mins|
|The Libet Experiment: Neuroscience and Free Will||Extract from a BBC documentary with Marcus du Sautoy.
Youtube. 4 mins.
|The illusion of consciousness||
Philosopher Dan Dennett makes a compelling argument that not only don't we understand our own consciousness, but that half the time our brains are actively fooling us.
|Oliver Sacks, Antonio Damasio and Others Debate Christof Koch on the Nature of Consciousness||Text-based from scientificamerican.com|
|The Neuroscience of Free Will and the Illusion of “You”||Link||From psychologytoday.com|
|What Neuroscience Says about Free Will||Link||From scientificamerican.com|
|Philosophy versus Neuroscience on the Question of Free Will||Link||
A philosopher offers counterarguments to the post above
Greg Gage: How to control someone else's arm with your brain
|Ted Talks.YouTube. 6 mins
How about if you control a brain with a brain?
|There is evidence that, at least to some extent, some of the decisions we make are made subconsciously, before we are even aware that we made a decision||Link||Blogpost from Dr. Steven Novella - an academic clinical neurologist at Yale University School of Medicine.|
|Stop Telling People They Don't Have Free Will||Link||Daniel Dennett is a world-famous philosopher. Rather dubious reasoning here I would have thought. What do you think? YouTube. 5 mins|
|What happens if society no longer believe in free will?||Link||Gregg Caruso on YouTube 10 mins. Via TED|
|Michio Kaku: Why Physics Ends the Free Will Debate||Link||Kaku's arguement seems to be that because we can't make predictions (due to quantum physics), freewill doesn't exist. Seems a bit dubious?|