Big brain evolution: changes in sapiens skull shape;addendum (Evolution)

by David Turell @, Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 15:12 (296 days ago) @ dhw

DAVID: The prefrontal cortex develops a judgmental area about one's actions future results as part of the development from birth. Can it be altered later. Of course. But the initial development takes to an average age 25. to be complete enough to make mature decisions.

dhw: So it’s not complete, and once more according to you, despite your claim to be a dualist, it is the prefrontal cortex that makes decisions.

No, it is the area where the s/s/c can use the brain to make decisions. s/s/c and brain must be able to interface fully in each developed/developing area.

"The results may also help us understand how emotional control can go awry during development. It's possible that the failure of the prefrontal cortex to integrate properly into the emotional control circuit could contribute to the emergence of affective disorders in adolescence."[/i]
DAVID’s comment: Hard evidence and straight forward explanation of brain development. dhw take notice.

dhw: I am not disputing brain development. I am pointing out the discrepancies in your arguments. You cannot have it both ways. For a dualist the soul is responsible for the immaterial attributes I listed. Earlier I pointed out that it is the dualist’s s/s/c that controls the brain except when the latter is affected by outside influences such as disease, drugs, accidents, alcohol. You have repeatedly agreed to this, but now you support what you call “current medical theory” which argues the exact opposite: i.e. that the brain is responsible for all the attributes.

As above, the brain must be developed enough in the prefrontal area to allow all the attributes described for the s/s/c to act.

dhw: In this context, I notice you have ignored my question: What does current medical theory tell us about the soul?


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