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Online Seminars

We launched a series of online, interdisciplinary seminars related to the neurophilosophy of free will. Each seminar generally features a talk by a neuroscientist and a talk by a philosopher followed by moderated Q&A.

Towards Operational and Falsifiable Definitions to Stimulate the Dialogue in the Neurophilosophy of Free Will 


Neuroscientist: Gabriel Kreiman, Ph.D. – Harvard Medical School

Philosopher: Rosa Cao, Ph.D. – Stanford University

Moderator: Nadav Amir, Ph.D. – Chapman University/Tel AViv University


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The Power and Limits of Neuroscience Research Paradigms on Action and Free Will


Neuroscientist: John Assad, Ph.D. – Harvard Medical School

Philosopher: Manuel Vargas, Ph.D. – UC San Diego

Moderator: Marie-Christine Nizzi, Ph.D. – Dartmouth College/Chapman University


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The Readiness Potential: What Does It Mean for Conscious Volition?


Neuroscientist: Aaron Schurger, Ph.D. – Chapman University

Philosopher: Adina Roskies, Ph.D. – Dartmouth College

Moderator: Tomáš Dominik, Ph.D. – Chapman University


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Responsibility Without Freedom


Neuroscientist: John-Dylan Haynes, Ph.D. – Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Philosopher: Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, Ph.D. – Duke University

Moderator: Kristina Krasich, Ph.D. – Duke University


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Sources and reasons: internal and external factors underlying freely-willed action – a neurophilosophical debate


Neuroscientist: Patrick Haggard, Ph.D. – University College London

Philosopher: Richard Holton, Ph.D. – University of Cambridge

Moderator: Elisabeth Parés, Ph.D. – University College London


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The 1st Annual Meeting of the Neurophilosophy of Free Will Consortium

Invited Talks

Detecting Covert Cognitive States from Neural Population Recordings in Prefrontal Cortex

William Newsome, Ph.D.

July 1st, 2020, 10:30am ~ 12pm (PDT)

Agency in the Stream of Consciousness: Perspectives from Cognitive Science and Buddhist Psychology

Chandra Sripada, Ph.D.

July 3rd, 2020, 10:30am ~ 12pm (PDT)