Eccles Processes

On these principles Eccles interactionist dualist particular his hypothesis. For him, self-conscious mind is actively engaged in reading messages from many centers with the highest level of brain activity, namely the associative areas of the dominant cerebral hemisphere (where the areas of language, usually the left hemisphere). Also, self-conscious mind acts on the centers, changing the dynamic spatiotemporal patterns of neuronal processes. In short, self-conscious mind exercises a superior interpretative function and neural control processes. In summary, for the solution to the problem Eccles mind-brain is to sustain an interaction between neuronal machinery and self-conscious mind through the association cortex of the dominant cerebral hemisphere.

The experiences of self-conscious mind are related to neural processes that occur in association areas of neocortex. Unlike materialism, this relation is interaction, but not identity. The experiences of mind are self-conscious unitary nature, but we can also focus on a particular aspect of brain activity (which explains the phenomena of attention). The information from the sensory organs are transmitted to the brain, but crossing the border between the cerebral cortex associative and mind, become the varied experiences of our perceptual world, which are different from brain processes. The self-conscious mind is able to act on brain processes, both through voluntary motor acts (for example, when trying to lift an arm and brain to the muscles, order), as in the mental activities of ordinary waking (for example, to remember something, to make a mental calculation or by searching for the appropriate phrase to express an idea.) In other words, all mental activity involves a voluntary act on the cerebral machinery.

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