Mind/Brain – Connection? Causation? Correlation?

Some claim that brain activity leads to mental experiences. And there appears to be tons of evidence describing this. This reflects the standard materialist, matter over mind perspective.

Others claim that mental experiences lead to brain activity. And there appears to be tons of evidence describing this. This reflects the standard relativistic, mind over matter perspective.

However, if one examines closely, they’ll actually find they both occur simultaneously. In other words, mind and brain are synchronistically correlated.

This puts the entire domains of psychology and neurosience in a quandry.

Not only that, it puts the very assumption that a cause induces an effect into a quandry.┬áIf these two events (physiological change and mental experiences) occur simultaneously, then what’s causing what?

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