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The central paradigm of contemporary psychology and neuroscience is that the mind = the brain. This is taken for granted, but why believe it? The main reason that is given is that changes in the brain seem to correlate with changes in the mind,e.g. put someone in an fMRI scanner and ask them to think about certain things, and parts of the brain 'light up' on the fMRI image. Damage to the brain can cause damage to the mind, e.g. multiple strokes can lead to vascular dementia involving memory loss and personality changes. All this shows an intimate correlation between the brain and the m
Neuroscience and Free Will Are Rethinking Their Divorce By Christian Jarrett Back in the 1980s, the American scientist Benjamin Libet made a surprising discovery that appeared to rock the foundations of what it means to be human. He recorded people’s brain waves as they made spontaneous finger movements while looking at a clock, with the participants telling researchers the time at which they decided to waggle their fingers. Libet’s revolutionary finding was that the timing of these conscious decisions was consistently preceded by several hundred milliseconds of background prep
Salaam Guys, I came across an article, about something I never knew was actually so common, according to the article: It's called: Near Death Experiences (NDE) If interested to read more about NDE and accounts of personal stories by people who have experienced this click here The introductory story of the article starts with the accounts of a lady who was inflicted with an artery aneurysm, which is a swollen artery near the brain stem. So she undergoes surgery: what they do is drop the temperature of her body very low, and this is done in order to soften the swollen vessel, which
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