DrmDoc Posted October 2, 2021 Share Posted October 2, 2021 Greetings All, If you’re up for a brief but insightful exchange of perspectives and, perhaps, withering criticism of same, then this is a discussion for you. Regardless of your IQ on the science and subject, I will make every effort to keep our brief discussion accessible to all knowledge levels. Let’s begin with a couple of definitions on which we should all agree: Mind – the environment of cognitive activity within the brain that arises from brain function and is quantified by a brain’s capacity to integrate dichotomous sensory information with memory through a process that produces behaviors independent instinct. Essentially, a mind enables proactive over reactive behaviors. Consciousness – the basic awareness suggested by an organism’s responses to stimuli. Mind and consciousness are not qualities unique to humans but remain worthy of our continued interest, study, and discussion here because of the advantages these qualities uniquely provide humanity. It may be a bit arrogant to suggest that your perspective may be a bit misguided and worthless if isn’t based on an understanding of brain function and its evolution, but don’t let this notion deter your contribution to this topic. I’ve learned much myself by opposing staid and established ideas, as well as the status quo. I’m student in a class that has lasted and will last my entire life. As I march through the twilight of my remaining years, with considerably more behind me than ahead, I still have more to learn and questions new or opposing perspective could answer. It’s my experience that exchanges in forums like this often reveal unique and interesting perspectives that have enhanced my own. I don’t particularly trust everything I read or so-called experts, but I do trust my ability to investigate and discern for myself whatever a truth might be. For many years now, I’ve been investigating the extraordinary nature of mind and consciousness with particular interest in the unconscious mind in brain function. Quantifying the distinction between our conscious and unconscious mind, their remarkable nature, and how they emerge distinctly in brain function are incredibly clear from my perspective. If this is your interest, I welcome your thoughts. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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