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Touch Tours for Blind and Partially Sighted Adults

Join the Polar Museum team for a touch tour and explore a range of objects from polar history. The tour will also include some of the objects and sculptures outside on the museum lawn.

Neuroscience & Free Will: Are we just driven by our brains?

Tue 25 January

Woolf Institute

On Tuesday 25th January at 1pm, Dr Sharon Dirckx will be giving us a seminar talk entitled – Neuroscience & Free Will: Are we just driven by our brains?

Join us online or in person at the Woolf Building for the talk followed by Q&A. A link to this webinar will be made available on the morning of the talk on our website.

Abstract: The acceleration of neuroscientific research over the last few decades has meant that we now understand more about the human brain than ever before. Alongside this is the view that everything we say, think and do, is dictated by the activity of our brains. According to some, neuroscience doesn’t simply describe brain structure and function, it tells us who we are. What are we to make of this view? If true, this thesis has many implications, one of which is to call into question human free will. If we are just our brains then are we able to make meaningful choices or do we just do what our brains tell us? Join Dr. Sharon Dirckx as she unpacks the question Neuroscience & Free Will: Are we just driven by our brains?

Cost: Free

Enquiries and booking

No need to book.

This event will have covid secure measures in place when joining in person. It will also be taking place online.

Enquiries: Julia Greenham Website Email: events@faraday.cam.ac.uk

Timing

In person Live Stream

All times

Tue 25 January 1:00PM - 2:00PM

Venue

This event will have covid secure measures in place when joining in person. It will also be taking place online.
Address: Woolf Institute
Madingley Road
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB3 0UB
Email: events@faraday.cam.ac.uk
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