Letters: Feb. 12, 2007

Finding Your Way Around Your Brain

Our series of reports charted the world of complex networks inside our heads, the intricate wiring that channels our senses, movements and self-perception. Readers valued the new scientific mappings but were circumspect about their contribution to theories of the soul and afterlife

New findings on the brain and its relation to the human mind may be scientifically sound but philosophically defective [Jan. 29]. Scientists like to break a rose, say, down to its atomic and subatomic particles. Likewise, they view consciousness as merely impulses within the brain. While this is sound science, it dismisses other...

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