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The Importance of Healthy Neurons and Synapses within the Brain

Determine the necessity for a one-to-one correspondence between a specific representation in the mind and a physico-chemical condition in some specific neurons/synapses in the associated brain. Please do not copy and paste, use in-text citations and references.

Background:
The strong dualism position of Descartes suggests that the mind is fully separate from the brain, and that, therefore, there may be no detectable manifestation of representations in the brain. What some note as manifestations are called traces and their existence has been argued over time. Brain scans suggest that nothing we remember can be physically pinpointed in the brain and that there is no geometrical location for the meaning of the word "baby," nor is there a pinpoint location for the image of a baseball. Yet, fMRI scans note changes in the brain when an individual is memorizing new words. However, the changes are gross, smeared images with no pinpointing, relative to the scale of neurons or small groups of them.

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From my understanding there seems to be a strong necessity for a one-to-one correspondence between a specific representation in the mind, and a physico-chemical condition in some neurons/synapses in the associated brain. This is due to the fact that a specific representation in the mind is biochemically developed and ...

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This solution describes the importance of healthy neurons and synapses within the brain.

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