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Can we disentangle our minds from our experiences?

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It depends on how we define our “minds”:

Well, here’s a fun coffee break challenge offered by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., the author of Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology) (2016):

… our mind is not simply our perception of experiences, but those experiences themselves. Siegel argues that it’s impossible to completely disentangle our subjective view of the world from our interactions…

In math, complex systems are self-organizing, and Siegel believes this idea is the foundation to mental health. – Olivia Goldhill, “Scientists Say Your “Mind” Isn’t Confined to Your Brain, or Even Your Body” at Quartz

News, “Can our minds extend beyond our bodies?” at Mind Matters News

Consciousness: Why do you know you exist? A rock doesn’t know. Yet you both exist. What’s the difference?

One of the arguments against the inability to distinguish between what is real and what may be strictly our subjective perceptions is engagement with others and our perceptions. Since the beginning of human experience there has been a constant readjustment of our actions based on these perceptions of the environment and others. People enjoy existing and existing without pain so these constantly new perceptions enhance that objective. jerry

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