Is the Brain a Receiver for Consciousness?

Neuroanatomy_brainAn interesting article regarding the ‘brain-as-receiver hypothesis’. The author, Steven Novella, claims that the hypothesis is nothing more than a convenient way for dualists to dismiss evidence for the correlation between brain function and mental function. He argues that if the brain was a receiver in for example a TV, how would one be able to explain the altering of the wiring of a TV leading to a change in the plot of a TV program, to change a sitcom into a drama, to change the dialogue of the characters, etc. People suffering from different syndromes, stroke and seizures, can make people having subjective experiences depending on the part of the brain where the seizure occurs. This is not logical if the brain functions as a receiver. Read the whole article here:

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