I've seen a bunch of different attributions for "The mind is what the brain does." I read it in Francis Crick's 1994 book "The Astonishing Hypothesis." The brain sits at the top of a super-microorganism. The human brain is not the only brain, although to say that the human brain is not the only type of brain would be inaccurate. Biology, life it is said has imperatives. It must survive and procreate. Most microorganisms do not have a brain, and yet fulfill these imperatives without one. I've got this persistent idea that the brain is in control. It controls the body. It allows and controls the mind. The brain has it's own volition separate from the mind's volition. The brain may disallow, or even silence a choice made by the mind. Further, the brain may use the body (to do something) with or without the permission or even awareness of the mind. I look at the mind as 'something' that has a mutual symbiosis with the brain. At some point (in humans) it becomes aware, and yet the brain controls that awareness by allowing it to happen or not. When our mind sleeps our brain continues to operate. It seems to me that the mind and the brain are different things. The mind is not what the brain does, or if it is then it is only part of what the brain does, but they seem to be two distinct things operating in tandem in separate spheres of influence. They seem to be functionally, and literally different things, although with deep connections to each other. Can I get corrections please?