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Is information really stored in the brain?

Updated on September 21, 2015
The Brain
The Brain | Source

My answer is yes and no ... I have been thinking about this topic for a while now and the more I think and research about it the more things seem to be falling in place. So I decided to create a hub about it and get your opinion.

In order for you to see where i'm coming from i'll go through it step by step.

The Soul

We all know or have an idea of what a soul is, so i will not go into an explanation of it.

After watching the movie called 21grams, I learnt that when a person dies there is a weight loss of 21grams, thus proving that humans have a soul. After some research I found the following,

Dr Duncan MacDougall of Haverhill, Massachusetts conducted an experiment in 1907 to observe the weight of patients before, during and after the death of the patient. He placed them on a specially designed bed but could only record 4 decent observations out of 6 total patients. The first result showed that at the time of death the loss of weight in his first patient was an instant drop of 21.3 grams. The next few patients had varying results but all did have a drop in weight between 14.2 grams to 35.4 grams. He also did this experiment on 15 dogs and noted that there was absolutely no loss in weight during the whole experiment. This kind of experiment however, has not been carried out again.

These results, however are not enough to scientifically prove that a soul does exist, nor does it prove that dogs do not have souls. It was a work in progress which had to be terminated due to moral reasons.

Now the following items are defined below,

1. The computer memory

2. The Cache

3. Routers in Computer Networks

Random Access Memory (RAM)
Random Access Memory (RAM) | Source

Memory



“In computing, memory refers to the physical devices used to store programs on a temporary or permanent basis for use in a computer or other digital electronic device.”


Cache
Cache | Source

Cache


“CPU cache is a cache used by the central processing unit of a computer to reduce the average time to access memory. The cache is a smaller, faster memory which stores copies of the data from the most frequently used hard drive locations.”

A cache is a temporary storage once the computer is shut down, all information is lost.


If you want to test your own systems cache then open a program like Microsoft word for the first time and note how long it takes to open up, then close the program and open it up again. You’ll see, that the second time you open MS word, it will actually open almost instantly without loading anything. This is because all the data was accessed from the cache and not the hard drive.

Router
Router | Source

Routers

“A router is a device that forwards data between networks. A router is connected to two or more data lines from different networks. When data comes in on one of the lines, the router reads the address information in the packet to determine its ultimate destination. Then, using information in its routing table or routing policy, it directs the packet to the next network on its journey or drops the packet.”

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"Memories are not stored in the brain, but in the soul, and we always think with our souls and not our brain."

Okay so now what?

Now what does that lead to ... we currently know that our memories are stored in our brain, all calculations are performed by the brain, also the body is controlled by the brain.

My concept/theory is on the following lines.

Memories are not stored in the brain, but in the soul, and we always think with our souls and not our brain.

The human brain functions more like a router rather than the permanent storage. There is some information stored in the brain for faster access similar to a cache. Recent happenings are stored within the brain as well as permanently transferred to the soul. This information is being routed wirelessly to the soul of the human.

The brain is only responsible for running the human body efficiently, transmitting information to the soul for permanent storage and also accessing information from the soul.

So the soul is actually what holds all our memories and not the brain.

I could expand on this further but for the moment i will leave it at this...

A brilliant design for EEG Helmet
A brilliant design for EEG Helmet | Source

Some Questions and Answers


Q.Is there any scientific proof that the brain can actually transmit information like that (wirelessly)?

Yes there is, Electroencephalography (EEG) Technology is the art of capturing brain waves.

Scientists have found a way to capture the brain waves when someone is thinking because there is an energy being directed outside the head into thin air. In my opinion they have basically tapped/or hacked into the wireless connection between the brain and the soul.


Q.But the brain grows when people learn new things, so what's that about?

Yes it does, the brain is a smart cache and people who gain more knowledge increase the size of their internal cache (instant storage capacity).

Q.What about when we see brain functionality in scans where they show a certain part of the brain is working or parts of the brain blinking on the screen?

The brain is sending signals to the soul like the ports in a router. The brain is a smart router of information and has specific domains or areas in the brain where it can transmit certain kinds of information.

Some other Explanations/Phenomena are described below that might support this theory.


Soul retains information and transferred to brain
Soul retains information and transferred to brain | Source

Outer-body Experience

People who have been through the Outer-body experience (or near death experience), have described standing right next to their human body and have seen people trying to save them.

They could still see what is going on around them and they can retain that information when they are not connected to their body.

So if the person can still remember what they saw during their outer-body experience, then is the information really stored inside the brain which they are not connected to during this experience?


Astral Projection
Astral Projection | Source

Astral Travel or Astral Projection

In astral travel a person can leave his/her physical body and be any place at any time they want. A personal account of astral travel is given by a fellow member in the shamani67 - Astral Travel hub.

In astral travel the person can remember exactly where they went on the journey or projection. How can they remember what happened when they are not linked to the brain?

Religious Aspect

A few religions believe in resurrection on the day of judgement. They will rise and they will know what they have done in their lives and they will be punished or rewarded for it.

Some people choose to get buried, some choose cremation and i've even heard of a tribe in Chitral (northern Pakistan) who leave the body in a box for birds and animals to feed on.

In any case, the bodies deteriorate and in the end there is nothing left but bones or ash. If the brain is gone, then how will we remember what we did in our lives on the day of judgement?

Photo credit:  Henrik Jonsson/iStockphoto
Photo credit: Henrik Jonsson/iStockphoto | Source

Brain Transplant & Religion

As a religious person this baffled me when science got the first human brain to be kept working without a body, and the brain did respond to electrical signals.

In Islam, on the day of judgement the parts of the body will testify to what harm or good has been done to them by the person who used the body, and will be punished or rewarded according to his/her actions.

My question at the time was if the brain of a person is moved into a different body, then who will become accountable for the actions of the body? How will the system of God work in a scenario where a person has started living in someone else’s body?

The answer: the soul is attached to the brain, when you transfer the brain you transfer the soul with it.

The soul will stay with the brain until the brain is alive.Once the brain stops working the soul detaches itself from the brain.

So scientifically, when a person dies their heart stops which ends the circulation to the brain and that is when the soul is detached.

From a religious point of view, I believe that the angel of death arrives and takes out your soul. This process is sometimes painful and slow, other times painless and swift. It mainly depends on the actions and intentions of person in this world.


Memory Loss
Memory Loss | Source

Loss of Memory & Religion

Another issue, is when a person has lost his memory then what will happen if the person does not remember anything in his past life then how will he/she be rewarded or punished for it? Did the soul lose the information?

I don't think the soul would have lost any information, but the route between the brain and the soul has become something like a one way route, where we can only store new information (or send it to the soul) but cannot retrieve it. The connections between the brain and soul are broken and so recalling any kind of information is not possible.

On the surface the brain is damaged in one way or the other but in reality the wireless connection from that portion of the brain to a specific point in the soul is lost.


I do not know of any study done relating to this hub and if there has been one then i would definitely like someone to share it.

It would be nice if some people who have had Outer-Body Experiences and Astral Travellers to comment and give a better insight to what they experienced and if what has been said in this hub goes with or against what they have experienced.

All my explanations have been for the concept/theory but none against it... if you can think of something that goes against this theory or add to it then i'd love to hear it.

I will be updating this hub at a later stage, hope it made some sense.

Thanks for reading...


Reading someone elses thoughts...
Reading someone elses thoughts... | Source

Update 1...

Telepathy

Telepathy is known as the art of reading peoples minds.

The scientific community does not regard telepathy as a real phenomenon as actual telepathy has never been demonstrated to a greater degree than pure chance under controlled experimental conditions.

Even though it has not been proven by scientists yet, with this concept we can understand how exactly telepathy would work. It's not going inside someones mind but reading the signals being emmitted from the brain to the soul.

In Telepathy (as i understand it), you can read someone's thoughts ... so the thoughts are also being transmitted to or from the soul. Therefore, we need to understand where exactly the thinking part of the brain is taking place. Is it the brain or the soul that does the thinking?

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