brain and mind relationship in tabular form The terms brain and mind are often used interchangeably, but they are not the same. In fact, the mind is associated with the brain. For its part, the brain is considered something physical and the mind, for its part, is considered mental.
The brain is made up of nerve cells and can be touched, while the mind cannot be touched. Let’s explore in detail the main difference between brain and mind.
Comparison: brain and mind relationship in tabular form
|It’s a physical concept||It’s a mental concept|
|It is made up of blood vessels and nerve cells||It is not made up of any cells and is hypothetical|
|It has a definite shape and structure.||It has no definite shape and structure.|
|Coordinates the brain, movements, feelings and different functions of the body||Refers to a person’s awareness, understanding, and thought process|
|You can touch the brain||You can’t touch the mind|
The debate about the difference between brain and mind has been going on since the time of Aristotle. The mind is considered a pure vibrant energy, while the brain is considered a physical manifestation of the mind. The above differences could have helped to understand how the mind and the brain are two different entities.
Typically humans are characterized as having both a mind (nonphysical) and body/brain (physical). This is known as dualism. Dualism is the view that the mind and body both exist as separate entities. Descartes / Cartesian dualism argues that there is a two-way interaction between mental and physical substances.