Since your body in a vegetative state would not be you, your mind is more than simply your body. Whereas the body is the objective aspect of you, the mind is the subjective aspect of your body. A mind is first and foremost a subject. The mind is subjective. This is the topic of Week 2.
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Additional resources and external links:
- Art and the limit of neuroscience - studying art using the methods of neuroscience - opinion piece
- This interview with Mark on addresses the complex junctures between psychoanalysis, cognitive neuroscience and evolutionary biology - YouTube
- Mark and Prof. Yoram Yovell discuss the newly emerging field of Neuropsychoanalysis - YouTube
- The second coming of Sigmund Freud - resurrecting his most defining insights
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