What do you mean by "foci?" If there's no brain, there's no mind, this is not hard to put together. I don't think you're helping to understand the connection by drawing an artificial distinction between the two.It's two vastly different approaches, two different foci.
Again, this smacks of a paradoxical statement. You can play a video game and get immersed in it's realism (as in the Oculus Rift I plan to scam out of someone as a demo unit because $600 is way too much to shell out commercially, especially because I have to buy a new Geforce 970 to run it and the new motherboard I bought only has two USB 3.0 ports and now Oculus is saying I need three USB 3.0 ports, but I digress), but that doesn't mean that the interface of the video screen or VR helmet is something distinct from the movement of the electrons on the circuit board representing the manipulation of the binary code. This is the distinction you are trying to draw here and I'm not convinced with your argument.The mind arises from the brain, yes, but "mind" is a separate concept from "brain".