New Ideas in Cognitive Neuroscience

New ideas in volition

Informations pratiques
07 février 2019

Institut des Etudes Avancées, 17 Quai d'Anjou, 75004 Paris
Salle Dussane, ENS, 45 rue d'Ulm, 75005 Paris


7-8 February 2019



The capacity for voluntary action is seen as essential to human nature. Whereas this has long preoccupied philosophers, behaviourist psychology and neuroscience have traditionally dismissed the topic as unscientific. Studying volition remains difficult, yet it is of enormous relevance to understanding human experience and to societal notions of responsibility. This symposium will bring together early-career and senior researchers across psychology, neuroscience, and philosophy, to share their new ideas and methods for a scientific investigation of the neurocognitive bases of human volition.

Organised by Nura Sidarus and Patrick Haggard.

Day 1: Thursday, 7 February, 14h – 18h30
Location: Institut d'Études Avancées, Hôtel Lauzun, 17 Quai d'Anjou, 75004 Paris

Day 2: Friday, 8 February, 9h – 13h30
Location: salle Dussane, ENS, 45 rue d’Ulm, 75005 Paris