Does the free will exist? No present research provides any evidence for or against. The idea that the free will does not exist is based on a lack of understanding how complex dynamical systems like the brain work.
Why mirror neurons do not exist
Neurons are not associated one-on-one with a specific function. There is no such thing as a mirror neuron or the mirror system, just as there is no Jennifer Aniston neuron or neurons for a particular emotion or a particular movement. Just as a swallow in a flock is not a “flock swallow”, a neuron which is involved in seeing somebody else perform one of our actions is not a mirror neuron.
The fingers and language of a top pianist
Successful musicians put in hours of practice from an early age. But is all that practice really necessary? Is talent alone – with a bit of practice – not enough? How does the brain change with practice, and can you create a genius?
The world within your head
Free runner Philip van Ees intuitively knows exactly how to jump to master all the obstacles in his way. How does he do this?