I recently came across this article titled “Brain Electrodes Help Man Speak Again” at Forbes.
In sum, this guy has been a vegetable for 6 years until doctors stimulated his brain with electrodes. Now, he’s able to talk, express emotion, watch movies, and eat on his own without a tube.
it sounds like he’s become a person again.
What does it say about who we are when a brain-dead man comes back to life after having parts of his brain electrically stimulated?
Isn’t this pretty strong evidence towards a materialistic understanding of personal identity and the self?
What does this mean then when I ask:
Are you the sum total of the processes going on in your brain?
If not, what else is there?