Brain Wars: The Scientific Battle Over the Existence of the by Mario Beauregard

By Mario Beauregard

The mind could be weighed, measured, scanned, dissected, and studied. The brain that we conceive to be generated through the mind, in spite of the fact that, is still a secret. It has no mass, no quantity, and no form, and it can't be measured in house and time. but it truly is as actual as neurons, neurotransmitters, and synaptic junctions. it's also very powerful.
—from Brain Wars

Is the mind "a machine made up of meat," and human realization an easy made of electric impulses? the concept that subject is all that exists has ruled technology because the overdue 19th century and resulted in the long-standing clinical and renowned figuring out of the mind as easily a set of neurons and neural job. yet for acclaimed neuroscientist Mario Beauregard, Ph.D., besides a emerging variety of colleagues and others, this materialist-based view clashes with what we believe and event on a daily basis.

In Brain Wars, Dr. Beauregard supplies a paradigm-shifting exam of the position of the mind and brain. packed with attractive, impressive, and state of the art medical money owed, this eye-opening e-book makes the more and more undeniable case that our immaterial minds effect what occurs in our brains, bodies, or even past bodies. analyzing the not easy technology in the back of "unexplained" phenomena reminiscent of the placebo influence, self-healing, mind keep watch over, meditation, hypnosis, and near-death and mystical reviews, Dr. Beauregard unearths the mind's services and explores new solutions to age-old mind-body questions.

notably moving our comprehension of the function of attention within the universe, Brain Wars forces us to think about the enormous untapped strength of the brain and discover the profound social, ethical, and religious implications that this new knowing holds for our destiny.

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24 What makes a perceptual experience accurate? Typical perceptual experiences will be made accurate by states of affairs in the world. States of affairs in the world are typically taken to be distinct from the perceptual experience itself. 25 Even when we look at certain more expansive notions of content—for example, notions that have been developed when thinking about the content of perceptual experience, and considering cases of perception in which it is supposed that the content of a perceptual experience may depend (or supervene) on the experience’s phenomenological properties—we find that the notion of content is still standardly thought to apply only to ‘external-world’ conditions of accuracy.

If we add to this the fact that many philosophers took it that unconscious mental states— dispositional or not—can have any representational content that conscious mental states can have, we can see why it was natural for such philosophers to habituate to a notion of content according to which all 19 Interestingly, Russell rejected this in claiming that believing P feels different from disbelieving it, supposing it, remembering it (Russell 1921: 250). Despite Russell’s dissent, it is undeniable that the traditional view of propositional-attitude states is that they do not possess phenomenology, even when occurrent rather than dispositional.

Conditions of satisfaction are those conditions which, as determined by the Intentional contents, must obtain if the state is to be satisfied. For this reason the specification of the content is already a specification of the conditions of satisfaction. (1983: 12–13) Although this general view of content was developed in the context of the discussion of propositional attitudes, it is typically applied without much alteration to the perceptual case. 23 22 This is true even if propositions are understood as being constructed out of minddependent concepts.

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