- The idea that the mind exists as an immaterial entity separate from the body is a myth. Rather, what people popularly refer to as “mental processes” are manifestations of brain function, no more no less.
- All psychological processes, without exception, are physiological (biological) processes.
- Thoughts, emotions, behaviour, and other “psychological” phenomena, are biological processes, more specifically, electro-chemical processes.
- References to “mind & body”, “mental & physical”, “emotional & physical trauma” and others, are loose and misleading expressions.
- Social factors and life experiences, which are often seen as root cause of some psychological problems, are merely environmental influences, like the weather.
- “Psychological” treatments produce their effects through biological mechanisms, often unrecognized.
These ideas are explained more fully in these publications:
Mureriwa, JFL (2017). Common Factors in Psychotherapy: The Autonomic Nervous System Final Common Pathway. Current Advances in Neurology and Neurological Disorders, 2017 (1) 1-12
JFL (2017) (Reprint). Psychology is Entirely Physical: Taking the Mind out of Behavioural Neuroscience (p. 53). Lambert Academic Publications. International Book Market Service Ltd.
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