Metaphysical Mind-Body Relations - Science topic
The relation between the mind and the body in a religious, social, spiritual, behavioral, and metaphysical context. This concept is significant in the field of alternative medicine. It differs from the relationship between physiologic processes and behavior where the emphasis is on the body's physiology ( = PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY).
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As far as I know, these ideas have been used mainly in theological discussions. However, it seems to me that such ideas would also have application in more general discussions of Cartesian dualism and the mind–body problem, e.g. they could be used to describe what happens to the Cartesian soul or mind when one is sleeping dreamlessly or when one is unconscious.
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In a recent years, Many scholars and philosophers start advocating that consciousness exists outside the brain.
- Stuart Hameroff - Orchestrated objective reduction
- Neil Theise
- Dean Radin
- Robert Spira
- And various others
Does Non-local consciousness exist or it is an emergent property of physical process inside the brain?
I want to know how spirtuality control the biological pathway involved in immune function.
would it be possible to refrence some articles about this subject?
The reason I ask this question is because somewhere or the other there seems to be a similarity with what each of these mean but in their own area of research. These seem like jargons that are being used to portray the importance of a subject with no knowledge or correlation with the other. I am open to all kind of speculation and criticisms to this understanding.
There is an underlying paradox within the current psychophysical reductionist framework, which may be harder to get out of than many researchers imagined. In short, the paradox is that once conscious states become an object of examination, they become a part of the physical world, thereby losing their subjective attributes and content; likewise, when we finally attain its subjective content, we cannot express it without necessarily losing it, leaving it incapable of being examined objectively. This paradox is achieved by creating the distinction between mind and world, or equivalently, between the subject (expresser) and object (expression), and between substance and content. Thus, it appears that the current neuroscientific framework endorses a dualistic ontology by affirming these erroneous distinctions.
What conceptual transformations must be called upon that aim to advance our understanding of the relation between humanity and nature, and between mind, brain and body?
Making the creator supreme is part of the quest for the ego for a super-identity. The ego identifies with greatness in order to glorify itself. This lays the foundation for Narcissism in religious thought.
My current project is called “Maturity levels of Self-development”.
In this project I am gathering information from sciences [philosophy, psychology, Neuro-sciences etc.] as well as from spiritual and even magical literatur including other religions too.
My starting point is the 2000 year old “Gnothi seauton” or “Know Thyself”.
So the basic vocabulary I am dealing with is (extract): psyche, self, conciousness, unconciousness, mind, body, emotions, feelings, will, archetypes, development, transformation, individuation, etc.
I am convinced that the popular word “comfort zone” describes a very helpful construct for my project work, insofar, as each level of maturity has its own comfort zone, all of which are qualitatively different.
Most of the available cognitive assessment tools are for abnormal people.
I am trying to grade the cognition in normal people.
I am interested in doing research on effect of yoga on cognitive abilities in normal population.
There are several research on Transcendental Meditation (TM), for example, has found reduced blood pressure and insulin resistance, slowing of biological aging, and even a reduction in the rates of heart attack, stroke and death. The American Heart Association, which last year released a statement saying that decades of research indicates TM lowers blood pressure and may be considered by clinicians as a treatment for high BP.
Is anyone aware of literature that considers what could perhaps be thought of as perceptual mereology? What I mean by this is a parts-whole account of how we perceive and understand our worlds, how we bring the parts we apprehend together to form the whole worlds as meaningful experiences? This question arose out of another question I posted and I wanted to share this with a wider audience.
If energy is neither created nor destroyed, then how did energy come about in the first place? Energy perceived by consciousness is information. Consciousness is a form of energy that is self aware. There are states of consciousness that can include individual states to cosmic states of consciousness. Buddha becoming enlightened entered the cosmic state of consciousness which is the highest state where one becomes aware of the witness that does not change. Consciousness includes the mind and intelligence which is a projection from the physical brain, however, consciousness is not just a biological process as consciousness remains after the death of the physical brain. Personality is a attribute of consciousness that changes with time and experience. Emotions are attributes that that also change with time and experience. The core of consciousness (witness) remains the same.
Consciousness is software and the mind is an essential component of this software responsible for generating thoughts that are based on experience to evaluate the world around us. The brain is the hardware. The data (experiences) from the software is stored in the server (cloud) and when the hardware is faulty and breaks down, the experiences in the cloud remain. Consciousness does not die with the death of the physical body and energy is neither created nor destroyed, consciousness transforms.
Physicists, artists, musicians, and mystics all conceptualize the fourth dimension differently and for different purposes. The mystique of the fourth dimension appeals to all who contemplate it.
The fourth dimension lies beyond our daily experience. So, visualizing, exploring, and understanding it seems at first impossible. Such understanding would require us to develop an intuition about a world that we will never see.
Is abstraction possible without perception
The impossibility of abstract thinking without the processes of perception is a highly debated issue in the literature of the philosophy of mind. Contentious arguments are galore in the research corrigendum of whether such a possibility of abstract thinking without the processes of perceptional experience, or pure perception is possible or not. I extend my theory and a complementary explanation that the issue still remains unresolved, but in terms of artificial thinking and artificial perception, the proposition holds good that there is no abstraction possible without the process of perception, and that perception is an independent process which is essential for abstract thinking, albeit in AI thinking. But what about in humans?