When regarding the concept of boxes within boxes used to support the belief that the brain is behavior, I found myself having to remain unusually openminded. Posing the most challenge was the deduction that the mind must therefore be contained in one of these boxes. The boxes idea had always been confusing because I could not see where the line between the brain and the mind should be drawn. Now all I can say is that it makes a lot of sense. To have the mind contained in one of the brain's boxes would not deemphasize the influence the mind has on our lives, it would mearly place the mind in tangible territory. Knowing that the brain contains many pathways is reasuring. It is concievable that each input would be filtered through one of the mind's pathways in its way to producing an output. Before we place the mind inside the brain however, we must understand what the mind is. If we cannot understand fully what the mind is, we must at least learn what territory it encompasses. The mind may be nothing more than the inborn knowledge of our ancestors, our primal instincts, etc.

If, in the future, this hypothesis about the connection between the brain and behavior is not proven wrong, we must then begin mapping those regions of thought that appear inconceivable. We must find the equation for the thought processes of the brain and mind common among all living beings. All of us have primal instincts, and to understand the brain better, we must understand where that information comes from.

"Unusually openminded"? May it always be so. Regardless, glad you like the idea of the mind within the brain; hope it lives up to your positive feelings. Suspect we'll find that mind is more than just "inborn knowledge and primal instincts". After all, it can be open. PG