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The identity theory also known as reductive materialism is one of the views Churchland uses to describe mind-brain correlation Churchland believes that the mental states of the body are one and in the same double aspectism with brain states They are the same because the biochemical actions produced in brain states release of serotonin and acetylcholine have direct interaction with the mental states mood disorders such as depression With the help of psychological and physiological evidence the identity theory can be better supported It has not yet been proven but following along with the symptoms diagnosis and treatment of biochemical disorders of the brain the identity theory has a strong case towards becoming reality Reductive materialism is known to be the reducing of mental activity into physical activity In its simplest form thoughts are just states of the brain This is basically a similar form of Descartes line I think therefore I am or vice versa Churchland first tries to parallel the identity theory with sound and light We now know that sound is just a train of compression waves traveling through the air BR323 Society does know or has some common sense notion of how sound travels yet we still consider it just sound Even though we are not automatically thinking when we here a sound it is waves traveling through air we are aware to the fact that is how sound travels This parallelism is intertheoretic reduction taking an older version of reductive materialism and using it to help explain a newer version Churchlands identity theory Neural activity and neuroscience play a major role in the identity theory the correct account of human-behavior-and-its-causes must reside in the physical neurosciences MR324 Neurosciences and cognitive psychology have been used together to explain brain states and mental states correlation And those behavior-controlling internal operations are precisely what the neurosciences are about BR324 Neuroscience is described as being behavior that which is a result of neural
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