Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience
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LNCO Contributes to the EPFL Open Science Initiative
The proposal of LNCO, called Open Virtual Psychology, contributes to EPFL's Open Science initiative by tackling the issue of the experimental replication crisis in cognitive research.
Swissnex San Francisco highlights LNCO research
A delegation of LNCO researchers presented their research on breathing and its link with Virtual Reality (VR) and free will during a special event in San Francisco on Feb 6th.
Breathing may change your mind about free will
Is free will just an illusion? For decades, a signal from the brain called the “readiness potential” has been interpreted to mean that free will may be an illusion. Backed by signals from the brain and lungs, EPFL scientists have discovered that the readiness potential is in fact coupled to breathing and that acts of free will happen as you exhale – providing an unexpected perspective on free will.