Dr. Douglas Berger in Tokyo Comments on “Why We Have Free Will” by Eddy Nahmias

Tokyo psychiatrist, Dr. Douglas Berger, comments on “Why We Have Free Will” by Eddy Nahmias January 1, 2015, Scientific American:


In “Why we have free will”, Eddy Nahmias opines that brain-imaging technology does not prove there is no free will. He cites his study on the opinions of students that they had free will when they could deliberate on a choice. It seems obvious, however, that people seem limited to a repertoire choices that fit their default thinking style. The article does not operationally define free will, whether it is limited to any choice, or a repertoire of limited choices, so that the argument is confusing.

Douglas M. Berger, M.D., Ph.D.

U.S. Board-Certified Psychiatrist

Tokyo, Japan


Some articles by Dr. Berger:

Stress and Eating Disorders

Doug Berger – Tokyo Psychiatrist Discusses How to Differentiate Between Stress and Eating Disorders

Dr. Douglas Berger, Tokyo-based psychiatrist, has written previously on the topic of how one can understand and recognize the difference between stress and its impact on eating habits and a legitimate eating disorder …

Electronics for Children

Doug Berger – Tokyo Psychiatrist on What’s a Healthy Use of Electronics for Children

Dr. Doug Berger, a psychiatrist in Tokyo, Japan, has written in the past on the topic of what’s healthy when it comes to children using electronics and how can parents know when their children are spending too much time in front of the computer, TV, video game console, etc …

Anger Management

Doug Berger – Tokyo Psychiatrist Discusses Anger Management

Dr. Doug Berger, a psychiatrist in Tokyo Japan discusses anger and anger management for us …