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Neuroscientists have pinpointed the origin of “free will” inside the human brain.

Whether or not free will exists — or whether such a distinction is meaningful — will remain a point of contention among priests and philosophers. What matters to neuroscientists is the interpretation, or perception, of free will. And for the first time, scientists have identified its cognitive origins.

Actually, they found the part of the brain that processes our perception of having the ability to decide to control our movement. This is interesting, but tells us nothing about whether human beings have agency or whether that agency is merely a sense of agency coupled to a biochemical determinism in the physical body.