The neuroscience of "free will".

  title={The neuroscience of "free will".},
  author={Laurence R. Tancredi},
  journal={Behavioral sciences & the law},
  volume={25 2},
Advances in neuroscience over the past 40 or more years are causing a re-visiting of an old debate: Does man possess free will over his actions, or do forces out of his control determine his behavior? Philosophers and biologists since the beginning of recorded history have taken positions on each side of the debate. Recent discoveries of brain activation prior to conscious awareness and genetic conditions that induce impulsive violent behavior are fortifying the perspective that biological… CONTINUE READING