Yet none knows exactly how or how intimately. So the mind body problem keeps stubbornly resisting a definite solution.
Philosopher John Searle (Mills
Professor of Philosophy, University of California, and Berkley) says
that today's philosophers are reluctant to tackle such big problems
as how people have been trying to understand their relationship to
One main reason for this is that it was
not considered as a candidate for scientific study until recently.
Therefore, it has to be amenable to
scientific probing without the intervention of such considerations
Gödel's theorem, which states that there are statements in
mathematical systems which are true but cannot be proven within
Therefore, it is a more elusive subject to deal with and Gödel's
considerations may have a role to play there. Attempts to understand
brain and consciousness have been mostly based on restrictive
Newtonian classical science and exclusively the material realm
composed of matter.
In fact, news theories hypothesize there are eleven dimensions.
Many of the natural phenomena happening within our universe transcend the three dimension scene. Therefore, it is not possible to assume that the mechanisms of operation of the brain and consciousness remain imprisoned within the confines of Isaac Newton's three dimensional material universe.
Just as the Earth was proved not to be
the center of the universe, our current theories that govern our
physical universe such as Einstein's gravity theory and others may
become obsolete in our
understanding of reality.