How the Brain Creates the Mind

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Reaction to How the Brain Creates the Mind “One question towers above all others in the life sciences: How does the set of processes we call mind emerge from the activity of organ we call brain?” (Damasio 1). Damasio believes that it will soon be possible to physically locate the mind within the brain. Many people will argue that there is no way to study the mind because they believe that this “question may be unanswerable in principle” (Damasio 1). On the contrary, many psychologists claim that it will soon be feasible to locate the origin of the mind inside the brain (Damasio 2). Opposing experts believe that it is impossible to view the mind from a third-person perspective and is solely visible from the first-person perspective, yet Damasio dismisses these contentions by stating that we will eventually be able to see the mind from a third-person point of view as we obtain more sophisticated technology (Damasio 2). His dismissals of these arguments are crucial to persuade people that research of the conscious mind is very possible. Damasio sees a future with experts from various fields of study combining along with new, high-tech equipment solving the unanswered mysteries of the link between the mind and brain. Many psychologists feel that there is a “gulf between mental states and physical/biological phenomena”, but “there is no reason to expect that neurobiology cannot bridge the gulf” (Damasio 3). Ultimately, neurobiology would allow us to describe how the physical make up of the brain creates
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