What an interesting choice of art. What’s up with that? Goya painted other works on the same theme.
A premise here is that abstract thought is a unique human endowment, so our colleague Wesley Smith will also find this of interest as a scientific test of human exceptionalism.
Dr. Egnor gently points out that Dr. Ali has stumbled in understanding both what abstract thought means and what happens in certain rare cases of seizure.
From Dr. Faizal Ali, it looks like another case of Materialism-of-the-Gaps reasoning.
“Although higher thought is not localizable to one region of the brain, it may be distributed to neurons throughout the brain.”