Readers reply: what are thoughts? Where do they come from – and where do they go?

Readers reply: what are thoughts? Where do they come from – and where do they go?

Readers reply: what are thoughts? Where do they come from – and where do they go? 150 150 icnagency

By: | Readers reply: what are thoughts? Where do they come from – and where do they go? | Neuroscience | The Guardian

The long-running series in which readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific and philosophical concepts

What are thoughts? Where do they come from, and where do they go when they disappear? Are they “filed” somewhere, a bit like memories, where we can find them again, or once a thought has gone is that it?
Sue Christian, Oswestry

Please email new questions to nq@theguardian.com

The daily things we do
For money or for fun
Can disappear like dew
Or harden and live on.
Strange reciprocity:
The circumstance we cause
In time gives rise to us,
Becomes our memory.

Continue reading…

icn-neurocience

Latest news and features from theguardian.com, the world’s leading liberal voice
Back to top