Do humans have free will? Will you decide to listen to this episode of your own accord? Or are we just passengers along for the ride. We tackle these questions before testing out free will in a game of "Would you Rather?" including difficult choices like: Would you rather lose The Beatles or The Rolling Stones from history? Would you rather only be able to watch romantic comedies, or have My Heart Will Go On play during the climax of every movie? Have a listen! Or don't, it's up to you, but not really.
We talk about some darker topics in this episode, like the inability to feel happiness. If you are struggling with thoughts or feelings like this please reach out to someone! There are resources out there to help you feel better.
Here are some phone numbers for resources in Canada: cbc.ca/radio/opp/if-you-want-to-talk-to-someone-here-s-a-list-of-resources-that-might-help-1.4603730
Barsalou, 2020: http://doi.org/10.5334/joc.116
Interview with Michael Gazzaniga: https://vimeo.com/99383459