“Me? Never” is a series of illustrations that question the existence of free will by looking at behavioural brain processes, biases and effects.
“Does free will exists?” is the eternal question asked by humanity and the starting point for this thesis project. Free will is the ability to choose different possible courses of action free of obstructions. It is closely related to the feeling of guilt, sin, moral responsibilities, as well as praise, pride and sense of achievement. If it exists, then we are fully responsible for our actions, both positive and negative, and so we are to blame for our successes and failures. If it doesn’t exist, then we should be neither proud nor guilty of the way we live and behave. For the purpose of this thesis, I’ve decided to take a stand on the opposite side of free will and argue that it’s merely an illusion.