Researchers warn that "deprogramming" beliefs of those who believe in outlandish conspiracy theories may be detrimentally harmful. Instead, they suggest a more cautious approach, such as listening to their concerns and problems, may prove to be a better option.
A new study contradicts conventional assumptions that belief in free will is tied to a person's moral behavior. Researchers say free will may promote moral behavior in specific contexts, but it is not indicative of moral behavior overall.
Researchers report brain stimulation to different parts of a specific brain network can change perceptions of free will.
Giving up the theory that consciousness is like a "ghost in the machine" to focus on the neurobiology of brain mechanisms behind conscious awareness is an essential step to better understand the human mind, researchers argue.
A new theory bridges the gap between philosophical arguments for free will and neurocognitive reality.
A new study brings into question conventional theories of the neuroscience of free will. Researchers found readiness potential reflects neural activity that underlies the formation of a decision to move, rather than the outcome to move.
Researchers find neural activation patterns were predictive of the contents of voluntary visual imagery as far as 11 seconds before the choice of what to imagine. These results suggest that the contents of future visual imagery can be biased by current or prior neural representations.
While people believe advertising and political campaigns exploit psychological research to control their unconscious behavior, many still feel the choices they make are their own.