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110 Post author: Liron 09 May 2009 09:53PM

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Comment author: JGWeissman 14 May 2009 08:08:12PM 2 points [-]

The statement "You are a brain" means that your brain is the part of you that is essential to your identity. This is not entirely accurate, and other threads in this discussion address some clarifications. But essentially, it makes the point that an injury that destroys part of your brain would cause you to be a different person in a way that the loss of a limb would not.