Free Won’t:

the neuroscience of 'free will' and knowing what you want before you do

We think our actions are under our control and choice. But are they? If our brain drives our behavior, is there a chance that a person looking into our heads may be able to predict our decisions before they happen? Could those be predicted even before we know about them? In this talk, Professor of Neuroscience and Business, Moran Cerf, will talk about the underlying mechanisms that lead to our behavior - based on new studies in neuroscience that suggest that some of our actions and decisions can be predicted earlier than we perceive.

 

BIO

Professor of neuroscience, department of neurosurgery, LIJ. Professor of business Kellogg School of Management.

Moran Cerf is a professor of neuroscience (department of neurosurgery, LIJ) and business (Kellogg School of Management). His research uses methods from neuroscience to understand the underlying mechanisms of our psychology. Working with patients undergoing brain-surgery he studies behavior, emotion, decision making and dreams, by directly recording the activity of individual nerve cells using electrodes implanted in their brain. Prior to his academic career, Dr. Cerf had short-lived careers as a hacker, furniture-designer, a pilot, a radio host, and a filmmaker. Currently, Dr. Cerf is the Alfred P. Sloan professor at the American Film Institute (AFI), where he teaches an annual screenwriting class on science in films. He participates regularly in story-telling competitions and shows, and is a multiple-times Moth Grand-Slam champion. Most importantly, he is right handed.

 

8:30 PM @ fabbrica

 

*Entrance over 21