OPEN DISCUSSION FORUM

Following requests that we received, we established this portal to facilitate discussion on or around the neurophilosophy of free will, especially by young scholars. 

What can I post here?

You can:

  1. Discuss research ideas with scholars from around the world;
  2. Introduce your research interests and potentially find a partner for the joint-talk seminar competition;
  3. Exchange methods of data analysis in neuroscience;
  4. Ask questions you might have about the neuroscience and philosophy of free will;

And more…

Forum Rules

1. Remain respectful of other members at all times;

2. No spam/advertising/self-promotion in the forum;

3. Do not post copyright-infringing materials;

4. Do not post offensive posts, links or images.

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Jake Gavenas
Jake Gavenas
30 days ago

Hi, I’m a PhD student from Chapman University. I study neuroscience/psychology, focusing on volition and consciousness. I’m particularly interested in how conscious experience relates to the actions we take, and using mathematical approaches to model neural phenomena related to action, consciousness, intentions, and decision-making. Some of my ongoing projects include simulating neural networks and analysing spontaneous changes in activity, and using concurrent TMS-EEG to investigate how neural correlates of consciousness might vary with other physiological signals.

Mike Rizzo
Mike Rizzo
25 days ago

Hi, I am currently not affiliated with any major groups, and more of an independent researcher and online learner. I am interested in topics related to free will such as consciousness and trying to develop modeling and other methodological approaches to further our understanding of the topic. I am open to learning more and potentially joining any discussions that may be available to the general audience.

Tom Kim
Tom Kim
22 days ago

Hello, my name is Tom and I am a research assistant at the Brain Institute in Chapman University. My research interest is around habits. I am especially interested in the specifics of how multisensory stimulus (visual, audio, olfactory, tactile etc) that coincides with habitual behavior can generate the behavior on its own over time i.e. people act on the environmental cues rather then making a conscious decision to do the behavior.

Last edited 22 days ago by Tom Kim
Jared Smith
Jared Smith
1 day ago

Hello! I’m Jared, a PhD candidate in philosophy at the University of California, Riverside. My dissertation concerns the moral psychology of obsessive-compulsive disorder. I have research interests in philosophy of agency/action, bioethics, and topics at the intersection of these areas in particular.