The Brain and Free Will
Michael Gazzaniga Keynotes - The keynotes by Michael Gazzaniga focus on new understandings of the brain and its relation to free...
Michael Gazzaniga defines freewill as the idea of personal responsibility, which should happen on a social level. He dispels the common misconception of the link through the use of a metaphor: by studying how a car works, you are not preparing yourself to understand traffic, as that happens on a different level of understanding. Similarly, breakthroughs in the world of neuroscience won't interfere with the fact that taking responsibility in any kind of social network is done at the social level.
Michael Gazzaniga sums up his point of view when he states, "brains are automatic, but people are free."