Re: The duty of the brain is to provide inputs to the mind
Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:02 am
I already stated the emergent consciousness of a person is not related solely to brain activities. Note I stated this;bahman wrote: ↑Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:03 pm Again, for that, you need the person's response. That is true since you need to make a correlation between the person's consciousness and brain activity. The person can, however, be conscious but not able to respond. So I am afraid that your argument doesn't follow.
Here is another example of an emergence which is not a thing-in-itself.Note when one feel sexy and have hard-on, it is a "state of mind" that is represented by the whole person's brain, heart, whole body, hard-dick, flow of hormones, etc. the contributing environment, etc. The state of mind is not just brain activities.
When say, the Warriors won a NBA game, it is said the "team" Warriors won.
There is no way the Warrior would have won if there is no team and team-play.
But where is the real team - it was merely the activities 5 basketball players who contributed to the win.
In this case, the team-at-play was merely an emergence during the game period arising from the highly co-ordinated activities of the 5 basketball players.
There is not entity called team-Warrior.
It is the same with the mind, it is a like a "team" emerging from the co-ordinated activites of the brain, the body, the environment, etc.
As I had stated, there is no mind-in-itself as an entity to be fed with inputs.Moreover, you need to debunk another alternative scenario in which the brain provides input to the mind. Again, no brain activity, no input for the mind and no experience.
Like what is in a team, the mind emerges upon the co-ordinated activities of the brain, the body, the environment in time.
When the senses, say the eyes and visual cortex collect information, it is like accumulating information in a specific database and not for the mind per-se as an entity.
Btw, are you aware there is a bacterial community within your human system that collect information for itself and act interdependently. The information collected by these bacteria are not for a 'mind' of a human being.
However, the activities of the bacteria will effect what is supposedly the mental actions of the person, e.g. autism is linked to bacteria in the gut and intestines.
The mind emerges upon the interaction and co-ordination of all the relevant parties, i.e. the brain, the body, the bacteria, the environment, etc. come together simultaneously.
As such there is no input of information to a mind.
I suggest you try to reconcile the emergent mind to that of a computer system or robotic-mind.
There is no mind of the computer or robot. The microprocessor is not the mind. Within an emergent computer that works, there are the various parts and systems. A working emergent computer 'mind' only works when it is turned on and all the relevant parts work in a co-ordinated logical flow.
A computer has data input which is saved in various storage device to be called upon and these stored data can be moved from one media to another, thus it is not an input into a computer-mind.
I believe you are stuck with your dogmatic belief re a mind that is an entity because your views are too confined within a silo database.