Can minds persist when they are cut off from the world?

Can minds persist when they are cut off from the world?

Could a brain ever exist on its own, divorced from or independent of a body? For a long time, philosophers have pondered such “brain-in-a-vat” scenarios, asking whether isolated brains could maintain consciousness when separated from their bodies and senses.

Typically, a person’s experiences are characterized by a web of interactions between the human brain, body and environment. 

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