This chapter focuses on the relationship that exists between the body and consciousness, between the experience of living in a body and being a person with knowledge and understanding, and a distinct individual and social identity. The mind — consciousness — is strictly immaterial: it has no direct biological representation. Yet mind and body are evidently also aspects of the same living organism: the mind is affected by the body, and the body by the mind. Specifically, it examines the mind-body connection when sensory pathways between peripheral nerves and the brain are disrupted.
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