Elisa on Neuroscience and Free Will

Bio: Elisa Filevich studied Biology and Neuroscience in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Then, she did her PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience in London, researching action selection and other topics related to free will. She's now working on her postdoc in the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, doing something completely different. 

Abstract: Free will has been discussed countless times, yet we still haven't reached a consensus on what free will actually is. In this talk, Elisa won't try to give an answer to the question "Do we have free will?" Instead, she will discuss what neuroscience can say about free will, by summarizing some of the the neuroscientific studies that in the recent years have approached the question.




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  • Marcel A.

    Thank you Trent for organizing this and for the presentation Elisa! I'm glad to have found this meetup and looking forward to exciting presentations and discussions!
    In the spirit of the meetup (Self-Improvement): The music in the bar and the other people were very loud - although I like the idea of meeting in a bar, for presentation it's not ideal as it was very hard to follow. There are bars which have a back room just for ppl to meet - maybe that's more appropriate? Also a beamer would let us focus more on the presentation than synchronizing two laptops ;)

    March 18

    • Tido

      Usually we are sitting at the other end of the room, where it is surprisingly quiet. Also, I really like the round table approach because it encourages discussion and things don't feel like a lecture.

      March 18

    • Trent M.

      Last night was a little noiser than usual, it was annoying, sorry about that. I'm open to finding a venue that gives us a better guarantee of quiet. (While retaining the round table approach). Marcel or others, please send me your suggestions, here or to [masked]. Thanks!

      March 18

  • Milad

    Guys who are attending, you should know by now if you are really coming, if not, cancel please so we on the waiting list get a chance :)

    2 · March 17

    • Marcel A.

      It's a pity that we don't have space to accomodate everyone - any chance to change that?

      March 17

    • Trent M.

      The size of each meeting is small on purpose, so that we can have a conversation around a single table. I encourage everyone who's interested to simply sign up early:)

      March 17

  • Leila G.

    I would love soooo much to come to this but it's st patricks day and i have a gig!

    February 25, 2014

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