Thank you, Alobha, for excellent links and quotes.
We have a limited range of perception - it's like being in a room.
There's a thing directly observable - brain - it's like a box in a room.
And there's a thing observable through its manifestations - mind.
Say, we are in a room and a box, somewhat like a radio or a music box, exhibits complex behavior.
When we disrupt certain parts of the box, certain components of behavior cease.
Yet such experiment isn't complete. The source of behavior may be inside the box or outside, as in the case of the radio.
Complete experiment would involve restoring the box in a significantly modified form. The behaviour then should be significantly altered.
For example, if the amygdala is restored in a new form, would the same
fears manifest? Or they would be completely different?
Or, if the part of the brain is damaged, with loss of memory, and then restored, with new neural paths, would the same memories manifest? Or something would radically change?http://www.context.org/iclib/ic06/gilman2/