from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Philosophy The doctrine holding that mental activities are simply epiphenomena of the neural processes of the brain.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The doctrine that mental states and processes are simply incidental effects of physiological events in the brain or nervous system and cannot themselves cause any effects in the material world.
- n. Such a doctrine, as advanced by a particular thinker or school of thought.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The doctrine that consciousness, or mind, is an added or secondary phenomenon (epiphenomenon); the doctrine that consciousness is the incidental result of the phenomena of neural structure and of neural activity according to the laws of mechanics.
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