Re: Transmission of Electromechanical Signals

From: Scott Chase (
Date: Sat 17 May 2003 - 00:24:14 GMT

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    >From: Philip Jonkers <>
    >Subject: Re: Transmission of Electromechanical Signals
    >Date: Fri, 16 May 2003 05:56:34 -0700 (PDT)
    > >The physical structure of the brain has nothing to do with
    > >psychology.
    >Don't be silly, of course it does. 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. 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!
    >What am doing here? I feel as if I'm defending a very obvious point
    >that I fear that you probably didn't mean this but in a sarcastic way.
    >Anyway, I took the effort to type it already and don't feel like
    >erasing it now.
    Good. I was afraid after Reed's post I would need to throw away my texts
    _Biological Psychology_, _Introduction to Physiological Psychology_,
    _Fundamentals of Neuropsychology_ among others. So much for the theoretical work of Donald Hebb and Karl Lashley. Daniel Schacter better stop writing books on memory and its psychological aspects and leave everything to the sea sluggers.

    Jeez can you believe Churchland wrote a book called _Neurophilosophy_. What the heck connection could the fields of neuroscience and philosophy possibly have? Note: I am being sarcastic too ;-)

    You have saved the books from imminent doom.

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