Ask Mark - Week 1 responses

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Thank you to everyone who posted questions last week. I have recorded a response to four of the many interesting questions you had posed in Step 1.12 of Week 1. My video responses are on YouTube with links below.

Question 1: What is the difference between awareness and subjectivity?

Response to question 1 - length: 4:21


Question 2: Should we expect the presence of the mind in species who have no speech or language? In other words is the language essential for the mind? Does language have to be involved in order to process or make proper sense of the thoughts activated by feelings?

Response to question 2 - length: 6:32


Question 3: Why do you think some psychoanalysts doing clinical work might be hesitant or even reluctant towards neurosciences? For example Adam Phillips has very clearly expressed that he has no interest, and some others are doubtful if neurosciences should have anything to do with psychoanalysis.

Response to question 3 - length: 8:36


Question 4: Even in the resting state our brains are very busy. It has been suggested that during sleep our brains are busy filtering and processing information. How is the sleep state of our brains and the resting state of our brains similar and different?

Response to question 4 - length: 9:54


I look forward to your questions for this week - you can post them in Step 2.12 of Week 2.

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This article is from the free online course:

What Is a Mind?

University of Cape Town