There is a vast difference between the mind and the brain, yet we often confuse the two. Germanic languages do not even have a word for the full concept of ‘mind’. They have words for thoughts and conscious and sub-conscious but not the all important broader concept of mind. (TRUE FOR AFRIKAANS, DUTCH AND GERMAN… OTHERS?)
It is well researched and generally accepted concept among psychologists that our brains develop in stages starting with the reptilian brain…. the fight or flight part, with and neo cortex only developing fully in our late teens and early 20′s. (CHECK!)
This concept comes into consideration in child psychology… But this is to do with Brain development. (GET EXAMPLES)
- Where is the dividing line?
- If the brain is the hardware and the mind the software what limitations to software are there in programming a developing brain?