Peer-Reviewed Articles

Ota, K., Charles, L., & Haggard, P. (2024). Autonomous behaviour and the limits of human volition. Cognition, 244, 105684. doi: 10.1016/j.cognition.2023.105684

Triggiani, A.I., Lee, S.-J., Scheman, K., Hallett, M. (2024) Moving in response to an unseen stimulus, Clinical Neurophysiology. doi: 10.1016/j.clinph.2023.12.009

Dominik, T., Mele, A., Schurger, A., & Maoz, U. (2023). Libet’s legacy: A primer to the neuroscience of volition. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 105503. doi: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2023.105503

Mudrik, L., Mylopoulos, M., Negro, N., & Schurger, A. (2023). Theories of consciousness and a life worth living. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences53, 101299. doi: 10.1016/j.cobeha.2023.101299

Nazir, A.H., Kotaleski, J.H., & Liljenström, H. (2023). Computational modeling of attractor-based neural processes involved in the preparation of voluntary actions. Cognitive Neurodynamics. doi: 10.1007/s11571-023-10019-3

Szalisznyo, K., & Silverstein, D. N. (2023). Computational insights on asymmetrical D1 and D2 receptor-mediated chunking: implications for OCD and Schizophrenia. Cognitive Neurodynamics, 1-16. doi: 10.1007/s11571-022-09865-4

Triggiani, A.I., Kreiman, G., Lewis, C., Maoz, U., Mele, A., Mudrik, L., Roskies, A.L., Schurger, A., Hallett, M. (2023) What is the Intention to Move and When Does it Occur? Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, doi: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2023.105199.

Triggiani, A.I., Scheman, K., Pirio Richardson, S., Matsuhashi, M., Peckham, E., Nahab, F., Mari, Z., Ravindran, S., Hallett, M. (2023) Physiological and introspective antecedents of tics and movements in adults with Tic Disorders, Clinical Neurophysiology, doi: 10.1016/j.clinph.2023.03.362.

Parés-Pujolràs, E., Matić, K., & Haggard, P. (2023). Feeling ready: neural bases of prospective motor readiness judgements. Neuroscience of Consciousness, 2023(1), niad003. doi: 10.1093/nc/niad003

Krasich, K., Simmons, C., O’Neill, K., Giattino, C. M., De Brigard, F., Sinnott-Armstrong, W., Mudrik, L. & Woldorff, M. G. (2022). Prestimulus oscillatory brain activity interacts with evoked recurrent processing to facilitate conscious visual perception. Scientific Reports, 12(1), 22126. doi: 10.1038/s41598-022-25720-2

Gavenas, J., Hieronymi, P., & Maoz, U. (2022). Diverging lay intuitions about concepts related to free will in arbitrary and deliberate decisions. Consciousness and Cognition, 106, 103434. doi: 10.1016/j.concog.2022.103434

Liad Mudrik, Inbal Gur Arie, Yoni Amir, Yarden Shir, Pamela Hieronymi, Uri Maoz, Timothy O’Connor, Aaron Schurger, Manuel Vargas, Tillmann Vierkant, Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, Adina Roskies. (2022). Free will without consciousness?. Trends in Cognitive Sciences. doi: 10.1016/j.tics.2022.03.005

Simmons, C., Rehren, P., Haynes, J. D., & Sinnott-Armstrong, W. (2022). Freedom from what? Separating lay concepts of freedom. Consciousness and Cognition, 101, 103318. doi: 10.1016/j.concog.2022.103318

Cataldo, A., Dupin, L., Dempsey-Jones, H., Gomi, H., & Haggard, P. (2022). Interplay of tactile and motor information in constructing spatial self-perception. Current Biology. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2022.01.047

Seth, A. K., & Bayne, T. (2022). Theories of consciousness. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 1-14. doi: 10.1038/s41583-022-00587-4

Sinnott-Armstrong, W., & Simmons, C. (2021). Some common fallacies in arguments from M/EEG data. NeuroImage, 245, 118725. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2021.118725

Szalisznyó, K., & Silverstein, D. N. (2021). Computational predictions for OCD pathophysiology and treatment: A review. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 12. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2021.687062

Wong, A., Merholz, G. & Maoz, U. (2021). Characterizing human random-sequence generation in competitive and non-competitive environments using Lempel–Ziv complexity. Sci Rep 11, 20662. doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-99967-6

Lashgari E, Maoz U (2021). Dimensionality reduction for classification of object weight from electromyography. PLoS ONE 16(8): e0255926. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0255926

Lashgari, E., Ott, J., Connelly, A., Baldi, P., & Maoz, U. (2021). An end-to-end CNN with attentional mechanism applied to raw EEG in a BCI classification task. Journal of Neural Engineering. doi: 10.1088/1741-2552/ac1ade

Hayse, C. G., & Roskies, A. L. (2021). Memory Deletion Threatens Authenticity by Destabilizing Values. AJOB neuroscience12(1), 52-54. doi: 10.1080/21507740.2020.1866117

Schurger, A., Pak, J., & Roskies, A. L. (2021). What Is the Readiness Potential?Trends in Cognitive Sciences. doi: 10.1016/j.tics.2021.04.001

Liljenström, H. (2021). Consciousness, decision making, and volition: freedom beyond chance and necessity. Theory Biosci. doi: 10.1007/s12064-021-00346-6

Parés-Pujolràs, E., Travers, E., Ahmetoglu, Y., & Haggard, P. (2021). Evidence accumulation under uncertainty–a neural marker of emerging choice and urgency: A neural marker of emerging choice. NeuroImage, 117863. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2021.117863

Schultze-Kraft, M., Jonany, V., Binns, T. S., Soch, J., Blankertz, B., & Haynes, J. D. (2021). Suppress me if you can: Neurofeedback of the Readiness Potential. eNeuro, ENEURO.0425-20.2020. doi: 10.1523/ENEURO.0425-20.2020

Roskies, A. L. (2020). Can the Law Do Without Retributivism? Comments on Erin Kelly’s The Limits of Blame. Criminal Law and Philosophy, 1-6. doi: 10.1007/s11572-020-09542-9

Richardson, S. P., Triggiani, A. I., Matsuhashi, M., Voon, V., Peckham, E., Nahab, F., … & Hallett, M. (2020). Timing of the sense of volition in patients with schizophrenia. Frontiers in Neuroscience14. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2020.574472

Liljenström, H. (2020). Computational modeling aids in linking structure, dynamics, and function of neural systems. Physics of Life Reviews

Houdayer, E., Lee, S. J., & Hallett, M. (2020). Cerebral preparation of spontaneous movements: an EEG study. Clinical Neurophysiology, doi: 10.1016/j.clinph.2020.08.002

Lashgari, E., Liang, D., & Maoz, U. (2020). Data Augmentation for Deep-Learning-Based Electroencephalography. Journal of Neuroscience Methods, doi: 10.1016/j.jneumeth.2020.108885

Mainka, T., Di Costa, S., Borngräber, F., Barow, E., Münchau, A., Ganos, C., & Haggard, P. (2020). Learning volition: a longitudinal study of developing intentional awareness in Tourette syndrome. Cortex, doi: 10.1016/j.cortex.2020.03.027

Schultze-Kraft, M., Parés-Pujolràs, E., Matić, K., Haggard, P., & Haynes, J. D. (2020). Preparation and execution of voluntary action both contribute to awareness of intention. Proceedings of the Royal Society B287(1923), 20192928, doi: 10.1098/rspb.2019.2928

Mele, A. R. (2020). Direct Versus Indirect: Control, Moral Responsibility, and Free Action. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, doi: 10.1111/phpr.12680

Mudrik, L., Levy, D. J., Gavenas, J., & Maoz, U. (2020). Studying volition with actions that matter: Combining the fields of neuroeconomics and the neuroscience of volition. Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice7(1), 67, doi: 10.1037/cns0000200

Sinnott-Armstrong, W. (2019). Contrastive mental causation. Synthese, doi: 10.1007/s11229-019-02506-0

Maoz, U., Yaffe, G., Koch, C., & Mudrik, L. (2019). Neural precursors of deliberate and arbitrary decisions in the study of voluntary action. Elife, 8, e39787, doi: 10.7554/eLife.39787.001

Travers, E., Khalighinejad, N., Schurger, A., & Haggard, P. (2020). Do readiness potentials happen all the time?. NeuroImage206, 116286, doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2019.116286

Parés-Pujolràs, E., Kim, Y. W., Im, C. H., & Haggard, P. (2019). Latent awareness: Early conscious access to motor preparation processes is linked to the readiness potential. Neuroimage202, 116140, doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2019.116140

Vierkant, T., Deutschländer, R., Sinnott-Armstrong, W., & Haynes, J. D. (2019). Responsibility without Freedom? Folk judgements about deliberate actions. Frontiers in psychology10, 1133, doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.01133

O’Connor, T. (2019). How Do We Know That We Are Free?. European Journal of Analytic Philosophy, 15(2), 2019, 79-98. doi:

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Book Chapters/Articles

Manuel Vargas – “Responsibility and Reasons-Responsiveness” In T. Cyr & M. Flummer (Eds.), How Free Are We? Conversations from the Free Will Show (pp. 296-310). Oxford University Press. 

Fischer, J. M., Kane, R., Pereboom, D., & Vargas, M. (2024). – “Four Views on Free Will: Second Edition (2nd ed.)” Wiley-Blackwell.

Al Mele – “Fischer on Epistemic and Freedom Requirements for Moral Responsibility,” in T. Cyr, A. Law, and N. Tognazzini, eds. Freedom, Responsibility, and Value: Essays in Honor of John Martin Fischer. Routledge (2024), 61-75.

Tim Bayne – “Against unconscious volition” In Juraj Hvorecký, Tomáš Marvan, Michal Polák (Eds.) Conscious and Unconscious Mentality. Routledge. pp. 55-73.

Al Mele – “Free Will: Looking Ahead,” in J. Campbell, K. Mickelson, and V. A. White, eds. A Companion to Free Will. Blackwell (2023), 477-490.

Al Mele – “On Being Able to Intend,” Philosophical Studies (2023) 180: 51-71.

Al Mele – “Are Practical Decisions Mental Actions?” In M. Brent and L. Titus, eds. Mental Action and the Conscious Mind. Routledge (2023), 255-271.

Al Mele – “Weakness of Will,” in M. Vargas and J. Doris, eds. Oxford Handbook of Moral Psychology. Oxford University Press (2022), 349-363.

Al Mele – “Moral Responsibility and Neuroscience,” in D. Nelkin and D. Pereboom, eds. Oxford Handbook of Moral Responsibility. Oxford University Press (2022), 433-447.

Pamela Hieronymi – “Agency and Responsibility”. Routledge Handbook for the Philosophy of Agency, Luca Ferrero, ed. (New York: Routledge, 2022): 221–25.

Tillmann Vierkant – “The Tinkering Mind”. Oxford University Press, 2022.

Walter Sinnott-Armstrong – “Who is Responsible? Split Brains, Dissociative Identity Disorder, and Implicit Attitudes” in Advances in Experimental Philosophy of Action, edited by Paul Henne and Samuel Murray. London: Bloomsbury, 2023.

Al Mele – “Moral Responsibility, Manipulation, and Experimental Philosophy,” in T. Nadelhoffer and A. Monroe, eds. Advances in Experimental Philosophy of Free Will and Responsibility. Bloomsbury (2022), 131-141.

Walter Sinnott-Armstrong – “Responsibility Without (Some Kinds of) Freedom” in T. Nadelhoffer and A. Monroe, eds. Advances in Experimental Philosophy of Free Will and Responsibility. Bloomsbury (2022), 131-141.

Al Mele – “Moral Responsibility and Neuroscience,” in D. Nelkin and D. Pereboom, eds. Oxford Handbook of Moral Responsibility. Oxford University Press (2022), 433-447.

Al Mele – “Weakness of Will,” in M. Vargas and J. Doris, eds. Oxford Handbook of Moral Psychology. Oxford University Press (2022), 349-363.

Al Mele – “Free Will: An Opinionated Guide“. Oxford University Press, 2022.

Hans  Liljenström and Alf Linderman – “ Free will and human responsibility: illusion or reality? (Swedish)”. Freedom of Thought

Adina Roskies – “ The limits of neuroscience for ethics”. Oxford Handbook of Moral Psychology, Vargas and Doris (Eds.) Oxford: 495-508.

Adina Roskies – “ Neuroethics”. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 2021

Adina Roskies – “Mindreading and Privacy”. The New Cognitive Neurosciences, 6th Edition. Poeppel, D., Mangun, G.R. and Gazzaniga, M.S. (Eds.), MIT Press: 1049-1057, 2020

Adina Roskies – “Frankfurt and the problem of self-control” in Mele (ed.). The Philosophy and Science of Self-Control. Oxford University Press: 421-433, 2020.

Anjan Chatterjee and Adina Roskies  – “Introduction to Neuroscience and Society.” The New Cognitive Neurosciences, 6th Edition. Poeppel, D., Mangun, G.R. and Gazzaniga, M.S. (Eds.), MIT Press: 999-1001, 2020

Tim O’Connor“Free Will in a Network of Interacting Causes” in W. Simpson, R. Koons & J. Orr, eds., Neo-Aristotelian Metaphysics and the Theology of Nature, Routledge, 2021, forthcoming.

Tim O’Connor –Emergent Properties“. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, (Fall 2020 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.).

Tim O’Connor – “United But Not Uniform: Our Fecund Universe” for S. Wuppuluri and I. Stewart, eds, From Electrons to Elephants and Elections: Saga of Content and Context. Springer, 2021, forthcoming.

Tim O’Connor – “The Emergence of Free, Intentional Control” in G.J. de Ridder, R. Peels, and R. van Woudenberg, eds., Scientific Challenges to Common Sense Philosophy, Routledge Press, 2020

Scientific Reports/Book Reviews

Liljenström, H. (2020). Review for Cognitive Systems Research of the book The Brain and AI, by authors Karl Schlagenhauf and Fanji Gu. Cognitive Systems Research. DOI

Hans Liljenström. Peak Experiences in a Consciousness Landscape. Report on The Science of Consciousness Conference in Interlaken, Switzerland, 2019


Liad Mudrik. Frontiers in the study of consciousness

Mediterranean Society for Consciousness Science (MESEC), Girona, Spain, March, 2024

Al Mele. Head to Head: ‘This House Believes in Free Will’ at the Oxford Union,” a debate with Simon Blackburn

Oxford, February, 2024

Liad Mudrik. Taking a neuroscientific-philosophical approach in studying free will and consciousness

The Leon Basser memorial lecture on consciousness and free will, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, September, 2023

Liad Mudrik. Taking a neuroscientific-philosophical approach in studying free will and consciousness

Neuroscience School of Advanced Studies, Venice, Italy, September, 2023

Al Mele. Responsibility: A Philosophical Toolkit, Some Terminology, and a Little Philosophy 

University of Manchester, September, 2023

Al Mele. Libertarianism, Decision-making, and a Point of No Return 

University of Leeds, September, 2023

Al Mele. Direct vs. Indirect Control, Moral Responsibility, and Free Will 

Marist College, May, 2023

Tillmann Vierkant. How does voluntary epistemic agency relate to the truth of extended cognition.

Arglab Research Colloquium, Lisbon, July 2023

Tillmann Vierkant. Cognitive Control, Voluntariness and the Extended Mind.

Summer School Neuroscience & Philosophy, Durham (NC), May 2023

Al Mele. Critic in author-meets-critics session on Oisín Deery’s Naturally Free Action, APA–Pacific Division

San Francisco; April, 2023

Uri Maoz. Emerging from Libet’s shadow—new developments in the neuroscience of volition: the readiness potential, timing the onset of the conscious intentions to move, and arbitrary and deliberate decisions

Tamagawa University Brain Science Institute Colloquium, Mar 2023

Al Mele. Free Will: Philosophical Perspectives

Keynote Address, Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Existential Psychology Preconference, February, 2023 

Al Mele. Philosophical Viewpoints in Free Will: An Opinionated Guide

The Armen Show, Sep 2022

Al Mele. What Is Free Will

Psychology Today, Aug 2022

Al Mele. Free Will Revisited

Political Philosophy Podcast, Aug 2022

Al Mele. Free Will and Neuroscience

Sharif International School on Theism, Aug 2022

Tomáš Dominik, Martha Shaw, Tim Bayne, Liad Mudrik, Aaron Schurger, Uri Maoz. Unconscious reactions and reactions to unconscious stimuli

Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness, 25th Annual Meeting, Jul 2022

Lucas Jeay-Bizot, Uri Maoz, Aaron Schurger. Baseline correction can lead to spurious results in readiness potential research

Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness, 25th Annual Meeting, Jul 2022

Alice Wong, Tian Lan, Daw-An Wu, Uri Maoz. Disrupting the sense of agency via closed-loop TMS-EMG

Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness, 25th Annual Meeting, Jul 2022

Nadav Amir, Uri Maoz, Liad Mudrik.. Visual ambiguity facilitates access to consciousness

Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness, 25th Annual Meeting, Jul 2022

Adina Roskies. The readiness potential and its implications for free will.

ASIC, Chamonix, France. July 2022.

Mark Hallett. Physiology of a voluntary movement without preceding conscious intention. 

2nd Motor CRC Annual Retreat, University of Cologne, Moers, Germany, Jun 2022

Mark Hallett. Functional Neurological Disorders are Involuntary. What does that mean?

Functional Neurological Disorder Society Biannual Meeting, Boston, Jun 2022

Tillmann Vierkant. Cognitive control and the extended mind

Durham University Neuroscience Society (DUNE), Jun 2022

Al Mele. Hard Incompatibilism and Neuroscience

Hard Incompatibilism and Neuroscience, University of Surrey, Jun 2022

Al Mele. Moral Responsibility, Manipulation, and Experimental Philosophy

University of Copenhagen, Jun 2022

Adina Roskies. Free will and the Readiness Potential.

Roma Tre University, Rome, Italy. May 2022.

Adina Roskies. From Free Will to Agency.

University of Washington, Seattle WA. May 2022.

Al Mele. Free Will and Neuroscience

University of Macao, May 2022

Al Mele. Free Will: An Opinionated Survey

Bocconi University, Milan, May 2022

Mark Hallett. What makes a movement voluntary or involuntary. 

World Congress on Parkinson’s Disease and Related Disorders, Prague, May 2022

Uri Maoz. Conscious Intentions in Arbitrary and Deliberate Decisions.

UCSD Cognitive Colloquium, May 2022

Uri Maoz, Rosa Cao, Aaron Schurger, Adina Roskies and Gabriel Kreiman. Symposium: Cognitive Neuroscience of Volition.

Cognitive Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting 2022, Apr 2022

Uri Maoz. Conscious intentions during voluntary action formation.

Tel Aviv University Neuroscience Seminar, Apr 2022

Uri Maoz. Conscious intentions during voluntary action formation.

Weizmann Institute of Science Neurobiology Seminar, Apr 2022

Uri Maoz. Conscious intentions during voluntary action formation.

Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Cognitive and Social Psychology Seminar, Apr 2022

Uri Maoz. The experience of intending and the neural underpinnings of arbitrary & deliberate action.

Cognitive Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting 2022, Apr 2022

Tillmann Vierkant. Is deliberating an epistemic action?

Colgate University, Mar 2022

Tillmann Vierkant. Scaffolds of responsible agency.

ESPP 2021 – 28th Conference of the European Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Aug 2021

Adina Roskies, Patrick Haggard, Aaron Schurger, and Uri Maoz.

What is the relation between conscious intention and action formation? Empirical, modeling, and philosophical perspectives.

The 24th Annual Meeting of  the ASSC, June 2021

Uri Maoz. The experience of intending and the neural underpinnings of arbitrary & deliberate action

24th Annual Meeting of the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness, Jun 2021

Adina Roskies. The relation between conscious intention and action.

ASSC Symposium, Israel, June 2021

Adina Roskies. From Free Will to Agency.

International Colloquium on Neurophilosophy, June 2021. Brazil (online)

Adina Roskies. From Free Will to Agency.

International Colloquium on Neurophilosophy, June 2021

Mark Hallett. Agency and functional movement disorders. 

Basal Ganglia Club, National Hospital Queen Square, University College London, May 2021

Mark Hallett. Physiology of Free Will. 

Neurology Grand Rounds, The University of New Mexico, Feb 2021

Al Mele. Intentions, Decisions, and Neuroscience. 

 American Philosophical Association – Central Division, Feb 2021

Mark Hallett. Pragmatic and philosophical approaches to free will.                           

Congress on Brain, Behavior and Emotions 2020, Brazil, Nov 2020

Adina Roskies. The neuroscience of free will.                           

St Thomas School of Law, Keynote, Nov 2020

Uri Maoz. On volition and consciousness in deliberate and arbitrary decisions.      

Neuromatch 3.0, Oct 2020

Mark Hallett. Physiology of Free Will.  

Neurology Grand Rounds, Stanford Neurology Department, Oct 2020

Uri Maoz, Aaron Schurger, Walter Sinnott-Armstrong. The Role of Consciousness in Decision Making.                    

The Science of Consciousness  Online Conference, Sept 2020

Al Mele. The Problem of Luck with Alfred Mele.                    

The Free Will Show, Sept 2020

Mark Hallett. Free Will: A neurologist’s view.                           

14 West Hamilton Street Club, Aug 2020

Al Mele. Deciding: How Special Is it?                           

Institut Jean-Nicod, Paris, Jul 2020

Al Mele. Actions and Intentions.                           

La Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Jun 2020

Uri Maoz. Keynote lecture: Intentions and action formation in arbitrary and deliberate decisions.                           

3rd International Colloquium on Philosophy of Neuroscience: Free Will, Agency and Ethical Implications, Brazil, Jun 2020

Uri Maoz. Neuroscience of volitions for decisions that matter.

eLife Research Talks, Apr 2020

Walter Sinnott-Armstrong. How to Find the Right Questions in Moral Psychology.    

Princeton University, Feb 2020

Tim O’Connor. Probabilistic Explanation of Human Action.    

UC Irvine, Dec 2019

Pamela Hieronymi, Uri Maoz. Conceptual Clarity in Neuroscientific Investigation.  

UCLA, Nov 2019

Tim O’Connor. Do Psychology and Neuroscience Show that Free Will is an Illusion? 

Fudan University, China, Nov 2019

Tim O’Connor. Probabilistic, Top-Down Control: A Model of Human Freedom.    

Fudan University, China, Nov 2019

Uri Maoz. Debate with philosopher Mark Balaguer, Cal State LA “Philosophy and Neuroscience of Free Will”.     

Cal State LA, Oct 2019

Walter Sinnott-Armstrong. Semi-Semi-(In)Compatibilism.   

Florida State University, Oct 2019 

Tim O’Connor. How Do We Know That We Are Free?

University of Nantes, Sept 2019 

Al Mele. Are Practical Decisions Mental Actions? 

University of Helsinki, Aug 2019

Al Mele. Direct Versus Indirect: Control, Moral Responsibility, and Free Action.    

University of Copenhagen, Aug 2019

Al Mele. Are Practical Decisions Mental Actions?   

University of Tübingen, Jul 2019

Walter Sinnott-Armstrong. Mental Causation.

Australian National University, Jul 2019

Uri Maoz, Aaron Schurger. The readiness potential in arbitrary and deliberate decisions—a modeling perspective.

UCLA, May 2019

Al Mele. Free Will and Neuroscience: On Generalizing, Consciousness, Souls, and Restrictivism. 

Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele, May 2019