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is the inability to accounting for a relationship between the mental and physical processes in the body. Solutions to the mind-body problem typically fall into up to 6 different categories- interactionism, parallelism, idealism, double-aspect theory, epiphenomenalism and materialism.

MIND-BODY PROBLEM: "There is an argument, or the mind-body problem which simply states we are unable to link certain mental and physical processes within the body, some processes we just know occur and, at best we can provide a probable but not factual reason for this occurrence."

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