Evening Book Group -- Who’s in Charge?: Free Will and the Science of the Brain

  • December 17, 2012 · 7:00 PM
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bookworm (bʊk'wûrm') n.
1. One who spends much time reading or studying.
2. Any of various insects, especially booklice and silverfish, that infest books and feed on the paste in the bindings.

Do you devour books? Then, join our Evening Book Group, now at the private home of one of our members.

Contact Event Host Val Humble for directions to the Meetup. Snacks, soda pop, instant coffee and teabags will be provided. Feel free to bring something to share.

This month: Who’s in Charge?: Free Will and the Science of the Brain

by Michael S. Gazzaniga

Amazon's description:

There is no "you" consciously making decisions. So how do we make decisions? How can we have free will if we don't pull the levers on our own behavior? What moral and legal implications follow if we don't have free will? Who's in Charge? is a primer for a new era in the understanding of human behavior that ranges across neuroscience, psychology, ethics, and the law with a light touch but profound implications.

Upcoming in January: My Stroke of Insight

by Jill Bolte Taylor, Ph.D.

 

All Meetup fees are paid by our sponsor through your memberships; donations toward the work of Humanists of Greater Portland are gratefully accepted.

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  • Richard M.

    Crap! I am at home doing plumbing to get ready for a new refrigerator tomorrow morning. Durn!

    December 17, 2012

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