Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Do we have free will?

I recently interviewed professor of neuroscience Thalia Wheatley for an episode of Talk the Talk, but at the tail end of the interview, I threw her a curveball and asked her about free will. I've been trying to understand this for a long time. Do we choose something, or does our brain just… do it? And if it does, what does that mean?

Here's that part of our conversation.


If you want some prep, here's a video of Thalia with actor Alan Alda.


The rest of our interview will be appearing in an episode this August. Watch for it!

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