Novella has said that a recent study of mice disproves mind-body dualism:
Novella has been trying to sell his materialist ideology in the guise of neuroscience for more than a decade. This is only the most recent in a host of his bizarre claims, including his 2008 assertion that “The materialist hypothesis– that the brain causes consciousness—has made a number of predictions, and every single prediction has been validated.”
That’s a beautiful example of the Dunning-Kruger effect (people overestimate their mastery of a situation they don’t understand.) In neuroscience, materialism is the answer only if you don’t understand the questions. Here are some of them …Michael Egnor, “Has neuroscience “proved” that the mind is just the brain?” at Mind Matters News
Egnor adds, “This is hardly the first time that bizarre claims have been made for minimal findings. In neuroscience, materialism is the answer only if you don’t understand the questions.”
Wethinks Novella will just go on saying it.
You may also enjoy these articles by Michael Egnor:
Why the mind can’t just be the brain. Thinking it through carefully, the idea doesn’t even make sense.
Is materialism falsifiable? Yes, easily. However, neurologist Steven Novella is sure that materialism is not falsifiable by science.