From: Reed Konsler (
Date: Fri 16 May 2003 - 19:23:46 GMT

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    > Date: Fri, 16 May 2003 05:56:34 -0700 (PDT)
    > From: Philip Jonkers <>
    > Subject: Re: Transmission of Electromechanical Signals
    > Reed:
    > >The physical structure of the brain has nothing to do with
    > >psychology.
    > Don't be silly, of course it does.

    In context, I was being a little sarcastic. Of course I believe that neurobiology and psychology are connected. I also believe that memetics and science are connected.

    > If we forget about ghosts, souls,
    > phantoms, spirits and the lot the brain is the seat of the mind and
    > as you may know (or may not know?) it is the mind that is the playground
    for psychology.

    I agree.

    > The physical structure of
    > the brain, in terms of neurons, synapses, neurotransmitters etc.
    > not only has a direct bearing on the psyche it
    > forms the very foundation of the psyche!

    No argument from me, I would say that understanding of psychology, sociology, and culture is limited without an understanding of biology.



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