Why Free Will May be an Illusion
By MacGregor Campbell, New Scientist
Does free will actually exist? Or are we all just biological robots?
In this video, see why modern neuroscience claims free will is an illusion and why psychology experiments suggest we may be better off believing the lie. Controlling our own destiny is so ingrained in modern society that its non-existence is constantly being challenged.
You can read more about free will in our full-length feature: "Grand delusions: Why we're determined to be free"
If you missed our other animated explainers, take a look at our videos about the meaning of dreams and how our lives are becoming more like video games.
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