Somebody asked me yesterday are mind and brain the same thing? Here is ONE answer. Makes sense to me. Buddhism has quite a bit to say about ‘mind’. We tend to say ‘keep your mind on the ‘job’ at hand’, and elaborate from there.
For many people, the mind and brain are interchangeable. They use one word or the other to talk about the same thing: the organ in our skull that we use to think.
However, the mind and brain are actually two very different, but interconnected, entities. As a neuroscientist, this reality is the foundation of my life’s research and work: The mind works through the brain but is separate from the brain.