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Scientists say your “mind” isn’t confined to your brain, or even your body

Scientists say your “mind” isn’t confined to your brain, or even your body

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The Mind Defies Defining

What is a mind? Defining the concept is a surprisingly slippery task. The mind is the seat of consciousness, the essence of your being. Without a mind, you cannot be considered meaningfully alive. So what exactly, and where precisely, is it?

Traditionally, scientists have tried to ...

What Scientists Say

A key component of the mind is the emergent self-organizing process, both embodied and relational, that regulates energy and information flow within and among us.

The most immediately shocking element of this definition is that our mind extends beyond our physical selves.

The Mind Is Like Math

The original idea for defining the mind in a new way came from mathematics. The mind meets the mathematical definition of a complex system in that it’s open (can influence things outside itself), chaos capable (which simply means it’s roughly randomly distributed), and non-linear (which means a s...

The Mind Encompasses Your Body and Surroundings

Even perceiving our mind as simply a product of our brain, rather than relations, can make us feel more isolated. And to appreciate the benefits of interrelations, you simply have to open your mind.

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