i was reading something the other day, that it has taken 27 leading medical/research institutions something like 3 decades to map the brain of a maggot.
we don't know anything about consciousness or brain science, really; and what breakthroughs we have made have been stochastic and incidental. most mainstream medications used for brain disorders or mental illnesses today, or which have given us some insight into consciousness, were literally invented for something else (an early anti-histamine treatment becoming anti-depressants; LSD as a cardiac medication).
even the notion that memory can be 'physically' transferred is hugely problematic. any sort of machine or computer metaphor for the brain tends to confirm the models and biases of the age rather than any reality of 'mind' in-itself. the brain is not a mushy computer. i'm pretty sure the same article i was reading mentioned this experiment that two computer scientists did in the 1980s on an early SNES or amiga processor. they adopted a 'lesions' model, analogous to brain injuries, to sever certain connections in the (rather rudimentary) processor. by this way they hoped to discover and infer what each part 'did'. the experiment was a total failure. and yet our best guess as to how different parts of the brain interact, to this day, is via lesions, injuries, and vivisections.
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