Children tend to view themselves as a body with a soul. Maturity and wisdom, hopefully, bring about the view that we are really souls briefly attached to physical bodies.
“Not much is definitively proven about consciousness, the awareness of one’s existence and surroundings, other than that it’s somehow linked to the brain. But theories as to how, exactly, grey matter generates consciousness are challenged when a fully-conscious man is found to be missing most of his brain.
Several years ago, a 44-year-old Frenchman went to the hospital complaining of mild weakness in his left leg. It was discovered then that his skull was filled largely by fluid, leaving just a thin perimeter of actual brain tissue.
And yet the man was a married father of two and a civil servant with an IQ of 75, below-average in his intelligence but not mentally disabled.”
“…Any theory of consciousness has to be able to explain why a person like that, who’s missing 90% of his neurons, still exhibits normal behavior,” says Cleeremans. A theory of consciousness that depends on “specific neuroanatomical features” (the physical make-up of the brain) would have trouble explaining such cases.”
Read the entire original article at the link above, if you like – but such discoveries point to consciousness which is NOT dependent on the physical neural network of the brain.
I believe it is at least circumstantial evidence for the eternal, extradimensional soul.