What’s in it for me? Learn why the concept of “free will” is an illusion, and what to do about it.
Are you really in control of your every action? Is the fact that you’re even skimming this text something that you consciously chose to do, out of your own so-called free will?
The answer is no. Free will is an illusion, and the following blinks will explain why.
New insights from neuroscience research shows that how we think and what we do every day has very little to do with our “free will.” We’re not in control, and to better understand why we do what we do, it’s important to better understand exactly how our minds work.
After reading these blinks, you’ll learn
- why it’s your brain that’s thirsty, not you;
- why a seemingly bloodthirsty murderer doesn’t consciously choose to kill; and
- why conservative political policy is based on a scientific fallacy.