Physiological-Psychological duality

Reply Mon 2 Jan, 2012 03:40 am
This has been on my mind for quite some time now. A spark of my curiosity in most situations deals with trying to identify a unity between two variables. So my question is this, can you ever separate physiological processes from psychological processes? If so, when and how?

I've been trying for some time to manifest a scenario where the two would be separate and cant seem to encounter any.
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Reply Mon 2 Jan, 2012 06:18 am
Ostensibly these are two domains of discourse with the psychological level predicated on the physiological level. An idealist philosopher might argue that physiology is a product of cognition as opposed to a substrate of cognition but this has no functional value from a scientific point of view. On the other hand, physiological models based solely on mechanistic processes fail to capture some the essence of "human consciousness" like the concept of "free will". It follows that current physiological models may be a necessary platform for cognition but not a sufficient platform, thus the "duality" you propose is not an isomorphism.
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