Brain/Mind/ ?

I find it difficult on knowing where to begin, brain or mind. In a lecture I attended
the speaker said the brain can be thought of as the hardware and the mind as
the software. After much thought on this I was comfortable with the idea,it seem
to fit so well but not totally. The brain as we know has physical substance,shape
texture and fluid. The mind we believe is somewhere in the brain but uncertain
the space or state of it's existence. We do understand through science that the
mind is somewhere in the brain, as an example: if an arm is removed,leg or other
parts of the body is damaged except the brain, mind continues to function, but on
the other hand the brain is damged or destroyed mind ceases, thus we assume a
relationship of brain and mind. Let's assume that the mind is the seat of the brain's
reality (software) and the brain's physical geography the hardware or structure.
There seems to be a relationship of brain developement and the mind's capacity,
and a relationship of mind to the brain's capacity, however from different perspectives.
Can mind exist without the physical envelope of a wet brain? Can the wet brain exist
without mind? I am more or less inclined to think of brain and mind as a unit, the
wet brain as the housing and the mind as it's rational reality.
 

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Originally posted by Poorichard2
I find it difficult on knowing where to begin, brain or mind. In a lecture I attended
the speaker said the brain can be thought of as the hardware and the mind as
the software. After much thought on this I was comfortable with the idea,it seem
to fit so well but not totally. The brain as we know has physical substance,shape
texture and fluid. The mind we believe is somewhere in the brain but uncertain
the space or state of it's existence. We do understand through science that the
mind is somewhere in the brain, as an example: if an arm is removed,leg or other
parts of the body is damaged except the brain, mind continues to function, but on
the other hand the brain is damged or destroyed mind ceases, thus we assume a
relationship of brain and mind. Let's assume that the mind is the seat of the brain's
reality (software) and the brain's physical geography the hardware or structure.
There seems to be a relationship of brain developement and the mind's capacity,
and a relationship of mind to the brain's capacity, however from different perspectives.
Can mind exist without the physical envelope of a wet brain? Can the wet brain exist
without mind? I am more or less inclined to think of brain and mind as a unit, the
wet brain as the housing and the mind as it's rational reality.
Importantly, if the brain is injured in certain ways, the mind is affected in certain definite ways, and by studying people whose brains have been damaged in various very particular ways, we can get some insights into the way the brain and the mind are interelated. It seems to be wrong to think of the mind as being "in the brain" as if it were a thing someplace inside there. Perhaps the mind is a process which is determined partly by the physical processs in the brain and partly to the relations between the brain and the rest of the body.
 
Thank you for your response,I do appreciate it.
 
To continue on brain/mind/?

We know when looking at a person as an example, that image is beening realizied
within the brain, or hearing receiving vibrations, smell & taste stimulation,etc,etc.
The human body transmitting information to the brain,the brain in turn responding
to stimuli if it requires a response and so on. This elementary subject can easily
be found in book stores or the internet, the reason I mentioned it briefly is to
provide a back ground.
Information is not easily provided in certain areas unless expressed with theories
and or concepts, i.e. mind dimensional preception of self awareness,etc.etc.
which I have been working on for some years. These are the discussions in later
post I wish to continue with hope of feedback from others who are interested
on the subject. If no feed back I will just have to drop the subject here and
continue it on other posts.:smile:
 

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