Why minds cannot be received, but are created by brains

Włodzisław Duch

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12775/SetF.2017.014


There is no controversy in psychology or brain sciences that brains create mind and consciousness. Doubts and opinions to the contrary are quite frequently expressed in non-scientific publications. In particular the idea that conscious mind is received, rather than created by the brain, is quite often used against “materialistic” understanding of consciousness. I summarize here arguments against such position, show that neuroscience gives coherent view of mind and consciousness, and that this view is intrinsically non-materialistic.


brain; mind; consciousness; soul; neuroimaging; artificial intelligence; personal identity; dynamical forms

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