By Shaun Gallagher
Gallagher offers a suite of dialogues among himself and a few neuroscientists, together with Michael Gazzaniga, Marc Jeannerod, and Chris Frith, at the relation among the brain and mind.
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Cole: The other experiment was to trace a line by hand on a flat digitized screen with visual feedback given by a cursor moving across a computer screen. Subjects were led to believe that the cursor corresponded to their real movement. In fact we introduced a directional perturbation so that to move the cursor straight ahead they actually had to move to one side. The subject has to say how he moved, and this is compared with his actual movement. 9 It sets up a conflict between vision and proprioception, and vision tends to win out over 9 It's based on an original experiment designed by T.
Ian, in relearning movements, has learned to move in a more focused way.
On the question of whether mind is motion or how the mind is related to movement, however, Descartes does not have the last word. Today when we want to ask how the brain is mobile, or what it’s dynamics are, we turn to neuroscientists. As philosophers who want to explain cognition, we need to ask about the details. What kind of movement, in the brain, or of the body, generates our cognitive experiences? To get some answers, then, we need to turn to the most recent research and the people who have been studying brain dynamics and the way that our bodies move as we move into action.