“Although higher thought is not localizable to one region of the brain, it may be distributed to neurons throughout the brain.”
It’s a great, great privilege to work with brilliant scientists who do such an amazing job of explaining the science that lies behind the deepest questions men and women can ask themselves.
The question about the material/immaterial nature of abstract thought is crucial to the debate over the plausibility of materialism.
A New Yorker obit for naturalist atheist philosopher Jerry Fodor noted Fodor’s dismissal of the “natural selection” cult but, surprisingly, did not offer polite contempt.
The interesting psychological issue here turns upon the question of whether these people are deliberately lying or not.