Implications of Neuroscience for Ancient Traditional Philosophical Questions




Neurophilosophy is an interdisciplinary field of study that combines neuroscience and philosophy to better understand the nature of the mind and consciousness. It is based on the idea that advances in our understanding of the brain can shed light on longstanding philosophical questions about the nature of the self, free will, consciousness, and the relationship between the mind and the body. At its core, neurophilosophy is concerned with exploring the relationship between the brain and the mind, and understanding how neural processes give rise to mental phenomena such as consciousness, perception, thought, and emotion. It also seeks to address broader philosophical questions related to the nature of the self, free will, and the relationship between mind and body.


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Author Biography

Sultan Tarlacı, Uskudar University, Department of Neuroscience and Neurology, İstanbul, Türkiye

He was awarded a Research Encouragement Award by the Society of Brain Research (2000), a Research Encouragement Award by TUBITAK Society of Brain Research (2001), the Sedat Simavi Health Sciences Award by the Society of Turkish Journalists (2003), NeoCortex Prize (2014). He is the author of a neurology textbook titled "Neurologic Emergency Disease: Current Diagnosis and Treatment" (2019) and popular books titled Quantum Brain: New Scientific Approach to the Consciousness-Brain Problem (2010), Consciousness: From Antiquity to the Rediscovery of Consciousness (2012), Crime and Brain (2017), From Cave to Mars (2017), Death’Dict (2016), Why Schrödinger's cat became schizophrenic? (2016) and NeuroQuantology: Quantum Physics in the Brain. Reducing the Secret of the Rainbow to the Colours of a Prism (New York, Nova Publs., 2014), 197 Days: In Search of a Killer (Novel, 2015), Master and Apprentice Conversations: Parapsychology, Mysticism, Afterlife and Dreams (2018), Omar Khayyam: the Whell of Destiny (2023). His main research interest is the application of quantum physics to the nervous system, neuropsychology, neurophilosophy and clinical electrophysiology.


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How to Cite

Tarlacı, S. (2023). Implications of Neuroscience for Ancient Traditional Philosophical Questions. Journal of NeuroPhilosophy, 2(2).