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Does the brain control you, or do you control the brain?

Does the brain control you, or do you control the brain?

(3:04) Clip the Ricky Gervais Show that illustrates the problem of free will when Karl Pilkington asks, "do I control my brain or does my brain control me?"

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Guest: Boontah (1694 days ago)
stupid question, as if you and your brain are not the same
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stupid question, as if you and your brain are not the same
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demoninatutu demoninatutu (1691 days ago)
This is actually a brilliant question. Someone more academically minded would ask:'Is consciousness solely formed by neuronal connections or is there a form of information processing that lies above the neuronal connections themselves?'. Given that consciousness is an emergent property of neuronal signalling, I would say that there is constant feedback between the physical connections of our brain and our consciousness.
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This is actually a brilliant question. Someone more academically minded would ask:'Is consciousness solely formed by neuronal connections or is there a form of information processing that lies above the neuronal connections themselves?'. Given that consciousness is an emergent property of neuronal signalling, I would say that there is constant feedback between the physical connections of our brain and our consciousness.
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WalterEgo WalterEgo (1691 days ago)
Latest comment: I think the brain is a bunch of molecules that evolved a particular structure that allows the phenomena of consciousness, in a similar way to another bunch of molecules structured in the form of a washing machine, allows the phenomena of my clothes getting cleaned. Whether this means your brain controls you, or you control your brain, I've no idea.
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Latest comment: I think the brain is a bunch of molecules that evolved a particular structure that allows the phenomena of consciousness, in a similar way to another bunch of molecules structured in the form of a washing machine, allows the phenomena of my clothes getting cleaned. Whether this means your brain controls you, or you control your brain, I've no idea.
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