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Implications for Understanding Consciousness

Implications for Understanding Consciousness

Beyond Brain Confines:

- Moving beyond the brain-bound concept of the mind can lead to a broader understanding of consciousness.

- This broader view considers interactions with electromagnetic and other fields.

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