Jessica A. Claffey
Beyond the Brain
Most scientists agree that the mind is just the product of the brain. They believe that whatever the mind may be is entirely explained by the brain. The mind and the brain have a very unique connection with one another, when others will disagree and say that it’s simple. The mind vs. brain dispute has been a major topic within the psychology field since Aristotle. Science is operated by allowing all hypotheses on the table, then gathering data that weighs in favor or against these thoughts in an attempt to bring us closer to the “truth”. You may be surprised to see that there is not a single definition of the mind that is agreed upon. So what really is the truth? Are the mind and the brain the same thing? I believe the mind and the brain are two separate entities. The mind can be defined as “the element or complexity of elements as an individual that feels, perceives, thinks, wills, and especially reasons”. Everyone knows what our brain is, the parts of it and its functions when in reality no one knows how to explain the mind. Am I right in thinking that the mind is one of the most powerful influences in decision making, and inner thoughts? The brain only connects the body in which the mind connects all things. The brain consists of nerve cells which cooperate with the rest of the body through the spinal cord and nervous system. The brain can then process and hold onto new information to find a correct reaction to generate. I consider that the mind is beyond what we are familiar with. We as humans tend to reject the possibility that the mind can and probably is much more than just our physical brain. So the brain and the rest of the body acts like a machine; a robot that needs a higher, outer source to help turn it on as well as simulate it. The brain is there as the main power source to help distribute information and commands to the rest of the machine, these are our limbs and movements....
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