Why minds cannot be received, but are created by brains

Scientia et Fides 5 (2):171-198 (2017)

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Wlodzislaw Duch
Nicolaus Copernicus University
Abstract
There is no controversy in psychology or brain sciences that brains create mind and consciousness. Doubts and opinions to the contrary are quite frequently expressed in non-scientific publications. In particular the idea that conscious mind is received, rather than created by the brain, is quite often used against “materialistic” understanding of consciousness. I summarize here arguments against such position, show that neuroscience gives coherent view of mind and consciousness, and that this view is intrinsically non-materialistic.
Keywords artificial intelligence  brain  consciousness  dynamical forms  mind  neuroimaging  personal identity  soul
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DOI 10.12775/SetF.2017.014
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