Amid the never-ending debate about the relationship and difference between the brain and the mind, experts seem to support the idea that both can be scientifically explained.
According to science, the brain is the three-pound organ found in the cranial cavity of the skull. It is easy to locate and performs several functions that relate to thinking, sensory perception, emotions, and motor functions. The mind, in contrast, is like the ghost operating inside the brain, the unseen part where free will is processed. Despite this clear distinction by definition, the brain and the mind still baffle psychoanalysts about their relationship.
This distinction brings forth the idea of “consciousness,” which has been the subject of several psychological experiments. Results show that the brain and the mind are not the same; the former being a particle, the latter a wave. This idea proves the verity of Carl Jung’s proposition of consciousness as having two kinds: subconscious and supraconscious.
In order to delve deeper into the topic, experts consulted works of previous experts concerning psychic phenomena in order to study the mystical states of consciousness. Studies show the existence of paranormal events like telepathy, precognition, clairvoyance, and other out-of-body experiences.
Experts seek for a more tolerant science. Ilya Prigogine, a Nobel laureate, said “only an opening, a widening of science, can end the dichotomy between science and philosophy.” Suggestions from other experts like Lawrence LeShan support this plea, saying that two scientific methodologies exist: science of spirit and science of nature.
With the debate expected to continue, experts in new age, psychic phenomena, and psychoanalysts can only hope for science to drop the “pseudoscience” label on aspects related to the subconscious in order to inspect the full potential of humans.