The Spring 2017 Philosophy Colloquium Series presents Al Mele (Florida State University). His talk is entitled "Free Will And Neuroscience: Old And New." (Abstract below.)
Friday, Apr 28, 3-5pm, Maloney Seminar Room, Social Sciences 224.
"Free Will And Neuroscience: Old And New"
A major source of scientific skepticism about free will is the belief that conscious decisions and intentions never play a role in producing corresponding actions. I present three serious problems encountered by any attempt to justify this belief by appealing to existing neuroscientific data. Experiments using three different kinds of technology are discussed: EEG, fMRI, and depth electrodes.