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Author Archives: Wiesława Sotwin
Poster “How can consciousness control brain? The theoretical analysis of the relationship between the time of events in the brain and the time of events in consciousness”
Do we possess free will or not? Philosophers have been considering this question for twenty centuries and it has recently became of interest to psychologists as well (e.g. R. Baumeister, J. Bargh, D. Wegner). In the same way as a … Continue reading
One could ask if the above question is valid – since Cartesian times we “know” that the mind is different from the body as the latter is spatial and extensive, whereas the mind does not have these characteristics, therefore is … Continue reading
Ontological dualism At the beginning of modern science, Descartes formulated an idea known as ontological dualism, according to which the human mind and body are built from two different substances. According to Descartes, the body is built from matter, the substance that … Continue reading
The energy at the meeting point of the brain and the mind. The hypothesis of the transformation of brain energy into mental energy.
The supporters of the embodied mind convincingly show that the functioning of the mind is the function of the whole organism of its owner. In this way, contrary to the computer metaphor of mind which constitutes the modern version of the Cartesian … Continue reading