Who am I? Am I my brain?


Who am I? Am I my brain?

This one is a slippery slope; but, I’ll give it a go….  The so-called “Mind–body problem” [1] is a classical philosophical issue, and of course relates to the eternal issue of “Soul” [2].  I believe that it is widely accepted today that mind is an “emergent property” [3] of brain; whereas, self as identity is very likely illusory [4], albeit very useful (like one’s hand for instance)….  So, I guess in this sense, you are not you; therefore, your brain is also not you….  Who are you?  At the end of the day, you are everything….  ;^)

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mind–body_problem

[2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soul

[3] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emergent_properties

[4] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self

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