Posts Tagged ‘mind/body conumdrum’

The reality of us- mind and body conundrum part 2

To recap; the reality of the  complex, conscious  human mind, is that it is theoretically  generated only from the actual gray cells in our physical brains. Some people think it is just a result of the evolutionary process which made us the higher animals we are. Other people think differently. They feel that the part of our mind, above and beyond that which just manages our physical body, is too complex to have occurred naturally. They believe that the part of our mind that enables us to be conscious self aware and think abstract thoughts, is a separate system. It comes into the body at birth or soon after and leaves the physical body after death. The fundamental question is then; Is it one system or two? Mind and brain, or mind/brain? There are compelling arguments on both sides.

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The reality of us – one system or two? The mind/body conundrum

Our minds are individual to us. These minds some how seem to create a consciousness or awareness of ourselves. They are what separates us from those around us. They are  a vital part of who we are as people. It is what makes us human. The interesting, and age old, questions seem to be; Is this mind just a biological function of the physical brain? Part of who we are as Homo Sapiens ? Are mind and body just one system? Or is the mind /consciousness part of us an add on to the physical body? Can our thinking and aware mind be seen to be something separate from our animal brain? (more…)