Exploring the Underlying Assumptions of the Three Structure Model (Part 18)

threestructuremodelWhile working on previous posts in the series on the three structure model, it became apparent that the work is predicated on underlying assumptions. It is useful to state these assumptions more formally.

1. The Nervous System is divided into the Peripheral and Central Nervous System

2. The Central Nervous System is divided into the Brain* and Spinal Cord

3. Mind is a function of Brain

4. All Mind results from the Brain but not all of the Brain is dedicated to Mind

5. All activity in the Peripheral Nervous System is absolute unconscious activity

6. Mind is all conscious experience and transient unconscious activity

7. Mind excludes all absolute unconscious activity

Some of these relationships are summarised in the diagram below.

Brain Mind Correlates

 

* The Brain comprises structures developing from the Prosencephalon, Mesencephalon and Rhombencephalan

Appendix – Related Resources on the TAWOP Site

In Support of Method

A Review of the Structure of Scientific Revolutions

An Interpretation of Scientific Revolutions

Integration in Neuroscience: A Core Problem – Part 1

Integration in Neuroscience: A Core Problem – Part 2

Integration in Neuroscience:A Core Problem – Part 3

Integration in Neuroscience: A Core Problem – Part 4: A Language for Mind and Brain?

Integration in Neuroscience: A Core Problem – Part 5: A Three Structure Model

Integration in Neuroscience: A Core Problem – Part 6: Reflection on the Three Structure Model

Integration in Neuroscience: A Core Problem – Part 7: The Unconscious in the Three Structure Model

Integration in Neuroscience: A Core Problem – Part 8

Integration in Neuroscience: A Core Problem – Part 9

Integration in Neuroscience: A Core Problem – Part 10

Integration in Neuroscience: A Core Problem – Part 11

Integration in Neuroscience: A Core Problem – Part 12

Integration in Neuroscience: A Core Problem – Part 16

Integration in Neuroscience: A Core Problem – Part 17: An Overview of the Three Structure Model

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