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Michael Egnor: Free Will or Free Won’t?

There have been ongoing philosophical and theological arguments about free will vs. predestination. How do experiments on the human brain inform us on this question? Robert J. Marks discusses free will, free won’t, predestination, and the brain with Dr. Michael Egnor.

Show Notes

  • 00:40 | Introducing Dr. Michael Egnor, Professor of Neurosurgery and Pediatrics at State University of New York, Stony Brook
  • 01:04 | Free will vs. predestination
  • 01:49 | The research of Benjamin Libet
  • 07:07 | Overcoming addictions
  • 08:01 | Rewiring your brain
  • 09:13 | Hebb’s Law
  • 10:00 | The misrepresentation of Benjamin Libet’s experiments
  • 11:44 | Reproducing Benjamin Libet’s experiments

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Michael Egnor: Free Will or Free Won’t?