The mind has causal power of it’s own.



Neurodharma by Rick Hanson

“Imagine a conversation today with a friend about a funny event with her dog. As you talk, flows of information that have a logic of their own cascade through your nervous system, enlisting underlying neural activities for their representation.

Suppose you speak again tomorrow about the same event: any information that is the same as today’s will be represented by a different pattern of neural activity. Even a concept as simple as 2 + 2 = 4 will be known tomorrow via a different neurons than it is known today.

This means that many of our experiences proceed in ways that are causally independent of the underlying physical substrates that represent them.

The mind has causal power of it’s own.

More to come



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