Thinking Outside the Brain
In her book, Annie Murphy Paul challenges the widely held belief that the brain is the source of all our thoughts and emotions. Instead, she argues that the mind is much more than the brain and that we need to start thinking outside the brain if we want to fully understand the human mind.
Paul draws on a variety of disciplines, including psychology, neuroscience, anthropology, and philosophy, to support her claim that the mind is more than the brain. She also discusses the implications of her theory for our understanding of consciousness, free will, and the self. For example, she argues that if the mind is more than the brain, then it is possible for us to have thoughts and experiences that are not determined by our brain activity. This could have important implications for our understanding of consciousness and free will.
She states that the book is not intended to be a comprehensive theory of the mind but rather a starting point for further exploration. However, her theory provides a new and interesting perspective on the mind-body problem, and it is sure to provoke thought and debate among philosophers, psychologists, and neuroscientists. Her opinions are sure to be controversial, but her book is a must-read for anyone interested in the mind-body problem.
Overall, Paul provides a convincing argument for thinking outside the brain. Her book is well-researched and thoughtfully written, and it will leave readers with a new understanding of the mind and its potential. To learn more, click below to view a free micro-course sponsored by Lovegevity.University and The Big Idea Club.