What if the brain is physical and the mind is spiritual?

The brain is an amazing machine. A savant is an example of a person affected with mental disability (such as a brain injury, a neurodevelopmental disorder, autism) who exhibits exceptional skill or brilliance in some limited field (such as science, mathematics, or music). Often the savant does not know how he is able to do what he does. Two of the most famous are Kim Peek, the real Rainman (played by Dustin Hoffman in Rainman) and Derek Paravincini, a musical prodigy.

It is as if the damaged physical brain can use the unused energy to dip deeper into the connected spiritual mind in just one area of expertise. Perhaps this demonstrates it is possible for a spiritual/resurrected being, within forever, to progress and become perfected and know all things? “O how great the holiness of our God! For he knoweth all things, and there is not anything save he knows it.” 2 Nephi 9:20

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The following suggests our brain learns from our mind and our mind is still progressing hopefully toward perfection.

The brain is the most complex organ in a vertebrate’s body. The human brain is the center of the human nervous system, quadrillion synaptic connections. The brain is amazing, but compared to the mind, the brain might be closer compared to what we know about artificial intelligence.

“For as the heavens are higher than the earth so are my ways higher then your ways, and my thoughts [all truth?], than your thoughts [still learning?].” Isaiah 55:9

“Whatever principle of intelligence we attain unto in this life, it will rise with us in the resurrection.” Doctrine & Covenants 130:18

Artificial intelligence is the theory and development of systems able to perform tasks such as visual perception, speech recognition, and decision-making.

I have a ‘good mind’ to think the mind is far greater than the brain. Pun intended since puns are so far impossible to program into artificial intelligence.

The mind would be impossible to create. The mind is a manifestation of the thought process of reason, perception, emotion, determination, memory, imagination, etc. and has always existed. “… Intelligence, or the light of truth, was not created or made, neither indeed can be.” Doctrine & Covenants 93:29

“…you shall see me and know that I am–not with the carnal neither natural mind [brain?], but with the spiritual [mind?].” Doctrine and Covenants 67:10

If we consider the brain as physical and the mind of higher spiritual intellect, it might explain the amazing abilities of savants. There are savants that have problems with ordinary everyday physical thinking but seem to assimilate, from their spiritual mind, amazing abilities.

This suggests that perfection is possible. “O how great the holiness of our God! For he knoweth all things, and there is not anything save he knows it.” 2 Nephi 9:20

Why 10 to the 500 qubits of finite truth? Perhaps because superstring theory suggests the extra dimensions of space are in tiny strings (vibrating qubits) with that number of possible configurations. Qubits are somewhat like the bits on our computers but much more sophisticated.

Something to think about. M. Kasey

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