Are we really the masters of our own destiny? What if free will doesn’t exist? What if our lives are largely predetermined, hardwired in our brains – and our choices are not real choices at all?
In her new book ‘The Science of Fate: Why Your Future is More Predictable Than You Think’, internationally acclaimed neuroscientist Hannah Critchlow draws vividly from everyday life to illustrate just how much our decisions – from what we eat, to whom we love, to how we vote – are hardwired and predetermined by genetics.
This fascinating talk will challenge everything we know about ourselves, as well as empower us to help shape a better future.
Dr Hannah Critchlow is the Science Outreach Fellow at Magdalene College, University of Cambridge, and has been named a Top 100 UK Scientist by the Science Council for her work in science communication. She is listed as one of the University of Cambridge’s ‘inspirational and successful women in science’ and appears regularly on TV, radio and at festivals to discuss and explore the brain.