Free will, brain chemistry, decision making

Just listened to a recent Mindscape podcast with Robert Sapolski. Great stuff, worth your time!

I have not viewed the video. In Buddhist terms views are the factor which give rise to thoughts and perceptions, so changing views is the task in hand:

“There are these four non-perversions of perception, non-perversions of mind, non-perversions of view. Which four? ‘Inconstant’ with regard to the inconstant is a non-perversion of perception, a non-perversion of mind, a non-perversion of view. ‘Stressful’ with regard to the stressful… ‘Not-self’ with regard to not-self… ‘Unattractive’ with regard to the unattractive is a non-perversion of perception, a non-perversion of mind, a non-perversion of view. These are the four non-perversions of perception, non-perversions of mind, non-perversions of view.”—AN 4.49