Ever since perception was thought to be regulated by animal spirits, neuroscientists and philosophers have come a long way when discovering cognition. However, there has been a great deal of debate over who should continue the search for answers. Many of the current methods used to explain this phenomenon have been grounded in folk psychology (FP)—which is, briefly, the set of common sense concepts that we use to predict and explain behavior and which many believe fails to offer the reliable explanations that are required for this largely unknown mind to brain relationship. This work identifies the challenges to neuroscientific attempts to understand the mind, including the opinions from Churchland, Slors, Anderson, and Hamilton, each offering their own views on current methods and how research should be continued by neuroscience. As well, we will discuss what challenges may arise and how neuroscientists must work to overcome them.
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What is it that you produce?
So, what’s on your mind right now? Any thoughts? Worries? Concerns? Is there any annoying chatter? Any upsetting feelings, complaints, or complicated questions? Our minds continue to talk, day in and day out. It never seems to stop, does it?
Moving On. We each have to do it from time to time. It hurts, stings, burns, and leaves a tremendous storm in its path. It can create even the deepest of scars. It can leave the most profound heartaches. It can even result in total emptiness. With nothing remaining. A silence that doesn't seem to stir.
Sometimes we have the tendency to try to take control over everything in our lives. We desire for things to go as planned, things to be presented to us on time, and for everything to work out a certain way. And when things don’t unfold exactly the way we were hoping them to, we can get pretty bent out of shape. And how often do things actually go the way that we plan? In most cases, not very often.