DarwidHalim wrote:With MRI Scanner, they can check that when we think in this or that way, the MRI scanner can show different pattern.
Because of that, some people think consciousness is the product of brain or vise versa.
However, if we see for example the blood pressure and the way we see the world, the way we think, blood pressure may also been affected by consciousness.
In this way, why no one will think that consciousness is the product of blood or vise versa?
The state of various parts of the brain is directly correlated to specific aspects of the mind. Evidence for this has always existed, and although it was relatively scant in the past, now it is overwhelming. The same cannot be said for any other organ of the body.
Matt J wrote:Imagine a dream in which a tree falls on you. Your dream brain is injured, and as a result, your mental activity is reduced. It is not dissimilar from dream drugs or alcohol that can impact your dream functioning (albeit in a different way).
An accident resulting in brain damage can impair the mind, but can it really be claimed that the mind creates the accident that impairs it?
Matt J wrote:But having said so, there is some evidence that mental activity rewires the brain (neuroplasticity).
Neuroplasticity takes place whenever we learn. Meditation also transforms the brain, usually subtly but sometimes quite dramatically. But try as we might, we can't manifest gross physical brain injury by mental activity alone.
Now even if one were to take the view that the entire universe is an illusion of consciousness, one is still left with the relative truth that the brain affects the mind more completely than the mind affects the brain.