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A Persistant Illusionary Feedback System: Does the Mind Exist?

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Anna Dela Cruz

Biology in Society

November 24, 2009

The Matrix (1999)






              The Matrix, 1999


"Cognito, ergo sum" (Latin: I think, therefore I am). ~ Rene Descartes

The above logic is obsolete.

"If real is what you can feel, smell, taste and see, then 'real' is simply electrical signals interpreted by your brain"

~ Morpheus (The Matrix, 1999)

This is a better understanding of how we perceive/interact with each other and the universe.


   The current debate between dualism and neutral monism: is our perception of the world a function of the mind-body interaction (dualism) or is it a function of the body (i.e. brain) alone?


The Holographic Universe: Youtube video compiling thoughts of scientists and philosophers that support the idea of

                                       a universe that exists solely by the virtue of electrical signals in our brains.

The Mental Universe: The only reality is mind and observations, but observations are not of things. To see the Universe as it  

                                really is, we must abandon our tendency to conceptualize observations as things.


Perceiving Touch and Your Self Outside of Your Body: If we have the ability to project our very identities outside our bodies,

                                                                             then where does the real "self" reside? What can these findings say about

                                                                             our perceptions of reality? 

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