A Theory of the Mind/Brain Dichotomy with Special Reference to the Contribution of Positron Emission Tomography

@article{Tancredi1992ATO,
  title={A Theory of the Mind/Brain Dichotomy with Special Reference to the Contribution of Positron Emission Tomography},
  author={L. Tancredi and Laurence R. Nora D. Volkow},
  journal={Perspectives in Biology and Medicine},
  year={1992},
  volume={35},
  pages={549 - 571}
}
Throughout history, human beings have found it difficult to understand their conscious, free, and rational qualities in light of biological developments that continue to present the human condition as constituted chiefly of "mindless, meaningless, physical particles." This seeming inconsistency or paradox led to theories (most particularly the Cartesian perspective) that split these processes into two zones or truly separable realms: "mental" phenomena, which usually included thoughts and… Expand
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