We only know of cognition when there is a functioning brain present, we have seen no cognition where a brain was not present. That is, we have never observed mind without brain.
Leo- I disagree experiments in the cross correspondences for example clearly show mediums can obtain information from the otherside. Also other survival evidence clearly show that the mind can exist independent from the physical brain.
- Animals with more evolved, more complex brains always exhibit more intelligence and emotions than those with less evolved, less complex brains.
Leo- Yes a more advanced tv will take in the channels better too.
- Interventions in very specific parts of the brain result in very specific changes in cognitive function.
Leo- Ok yes just like changes in my tv will cause changes in my reception
- Mental illness has a strong genetic component.
Leo- Yes but this doesn't show that mind is produced by the brain
- We are learning to read brain activity and make sense of it in terms of emotions and thoughts.
Leo- Yes we are but that doesn't tell us if the brain is a producer of consciousness or the receiver of consciousness.