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Revista de la Asociación Española de Neuropsiquiatría

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BENZAQUEN DE HEVIA, Esther. Consciousness and nature. The limits of physicalism. Rev. Asoc. Esp. Neuropsiq. [online]. 2020, vol.40, n.137, pp.73-91.  Epub Dec 28, 2020. ISSN 2340-2733.

In the hope that knowledge in neuroscience helped to understand human beings and treat their losses of mental balance in a scientific way, during the last years of the 20th century great efforts were devoted to brain research, leading to the so-called “biological psychiatry”. However, due to the limits and convenience of this knowledge in its practical application, together with the existing doubts regarding current science about human perception, an increasing number of scientists and philosophers have opened new lines of research and developed new hypotheses about mental activity and mind-matter relationships that might change our understanding of the world.

Keywords : consciousness; mind; matter; objectivity; subjectivity.

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