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    that we call the mind

    Researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison have found that during meditation, Zen Buddhist monks show an extraordinary synchronization of brain waves known as gamma synchrony—a pattern increasingly associated with robust brain function and the synthesis of activity that we call the mind.
    (Scientific American Mind; Volume 16 Number 1; Zen Gamma)

    Does the part in bold modify only 'the synthesis of activity' or both 'robust brain function' and 'the synthesis of activity'?

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    Re: that we call the mind

    It seems to me to mean both
    'robust brain function and the synthesis of activity'.

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    Re: that we call the mind

    I'd say it refers to "the synthesis of activity".

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    Re: that we call the mind

    I vote for "gamma synchrony—a pattern".

    "A lead article by Andreas K. Engel et al. in the journal Consciousness and Cognition (1999) that argues for temporal synchrony as the basis for consciousness" - Gamma wave - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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