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The doctrine holding that all mental activity, including conscious experience, are simply epiphenomena of the neural processes of the brain.
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ˌepipheˈnomenalist n, adj
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ep•i•phe•nom•e•nal•ism(ˌɛp ə fəˈnɒm ə nlˌɪz əm)
the theory that consciousness is merely an epiphenomenon of physiological processes of the brain without the power to affect these processes.
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the doctrine that consciousness is a mere accessory and accompaniment of physiological processes and is powerless to affect these processes. — epiphenomenalist, n. — epiphenomenal, adj.See also: Philosophy
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