What the Neocortex Does

Bill Skaggs skaggs at bns.pitt.edu
Sun Aug 20 09:24:44 EST 2000


herwin at gmu.edu (Harry Erwin) writes:

> Side comment: I would estimate the percentage of neuroscientists and
> cognitive scientists who are concerned with the soul at less than 1%.
> Why? Because there's good experimental evidence (from studies of people
> who have had lesions due to stroke and other causes) that the soul does
> not exist in any sense meaningful to a religious person. The scientific
> concerns are with the mind and brain.

Hi Harry,

  I'm an atheist and don't believe that there is such a thing as
a soul, but I don't understand what evidence you are referring to.
Can you be more specific?

	-- Bill






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