$7M award: Kenan Professor part of an interdisciplinary research effort on Neurophilosophy of Free Will

Just Announced from Chapman University:

Kenan Professor Walter Sinnott-Armstrong is represents Duke among the 17 universities working on the Neurophilosophy of Free Will. 

“The newly-minted Institute for Interdisciplinary Brain and Behavioral Science (The Brain Institute) at Chapman University, with Dr. Uri Maoz as project leader, is the recipient of a total of $7.04 million to study how the human brain enables conscious control of decisions and actions. The John Templeton Foundation funded $5.34 million; the Fetzer Institute funded $1.55 million; and the remaining $150,000 comes from the Fetzer Memorial Trust. This is Chapman’s largest non-federal research grant to date.

With the Chapman Brain Institute serving as the central hub, this grant supports research efforts at 17 universities spanning four continents, including Harvard, Yale, NYU, Duke, UCLA, University College London (UK), Charité Berlin (Germany), Tel Aviv University (Israel) and Monash University (Australia). The project will launch at an international conference on the Neuroscience of Free Will that the Brain Institute and Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences at Chapman University will host March 14-18. A celebratory Grand Opening Dedication and Ribbon Cutting is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 13, at the Harry and Diane Rinker Health Science campus, located at 14725 Alton Parkway, Irvine. The event and light brunch to follow is open to the entire campus community.”


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