Scientists have studied a patient who, due to an infection, now lacks three areas of the brain thought to be essential for self awareness.
This patient, to the surprise of the scientists, is still self aware.
(Location of the mind remains a mystery)
R is a conscious, self-aware, and sentient human being despite the widespread destruction of cortical regions purported to play a critical role in Self Awareness, namely the insula, anterior cingulate cortex, and medial prefrontal cortex.
(Location of the mind remains a mystery | Professor Olsen)
David Rudrauf, at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, led the study of the patient.
Rudrauf wonders if the mind is not tied to fixed areas of the brain.
A better explanation may be that the mind is not physical.
Brain specialists, Prof. J.C.Eccles, Dr.Wilder Penfield and Prof.W.H.Thorpe have stated that the brain appears to be an organism to register and channel consciousness rather than produce it.
(Parapsychology and personal survival after death)
Physicist David Bohm believes that life and consciousness are present in varying degrees in all matter, including supposedly inanimate matter such as electrons or plasmas.
He suggests that there is intelligence in matter, so that new evolutionary developments do not emerge in a random fashion.
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