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The Mind Outside of Your Head

People often think of the brain and the mind as the same thing. But they are not. The brain is an organ inside your skull. The brain contributes to the mind — or your thoughts, feelings, and general consciousness — but it is only a small part of it. Your mind is also made up of your body, and the people, places, and objects around you. On this episode of the pod, we explore the benefits of getting beyond a brain-based model of thinking and feeling and using the framework of an extended mind instead.

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Here is the book referenced in the show, The Extended Mind, by Annie Murphy Paul.

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1 Comment

  1. mokagio on September 2, 2021 at 12:46 pm

    Great episode, as always.

    There’s another book mentioned: The Body Keeps the Score. Here’s the Amazon.com link: https://www.amazon.com/Body-Keeps-Score-Healing-Trauma/dp/0143127748/ (replace .com with your the TLD of your country if needed, e.g. .com.au for me).

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