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Neuroscience of free will refers to recent neuroscientific investigation of questions concerning free will .
When faced with a difficult decision, we try to come up with the best choice by carefully considering all of the options, maybe even resorting to lists and lots of sleepless nights.
As the peak season for making New Year's resolutions draws near, most people, behavioral experts say, approach the process exactly wrong: They rely on willpower. Willpower springs from a part of the brain, in the prefrontal cortex, that is easily overloaded and exhausted.