The story linked above and the comments that follow is another indication that science will ultimately abandon the brain as synonymous with the mind, and thoughts as the central core of consciousness. However, the problem that continues to plague the way science approaches the problem is that they are entertaining the mind as a self contained phenomenon rather than as an energy circuit with the individual immutably connected with its surroundings on the animal level of awareness. For example, you can see the author of the article and one commenter struggling over the notion of a cat's "cuteness." (My resolution of the conundrum is that the cat's cuteness is how the hunger circuitry imports the essence of the cat into the mind of the person observing the cat, with the preyful aspect of the cat "tuning" the persons balance circuitry so that they remain feeling grounded. In other words the cuteness of the cat is a specific ratio preyful aspect to predatory aspect and since emotion is a universal operating system to all animal consciousness, thus the emotional value of "cuteness" can register in a person's mind).I found especially interesting the point that science is questioning the value of hand movements and gesticulation as someone struggles to make a point. This verifies for me that the physical center-of-gravity is the core seed of consciousness, and therefore when a person is struggling to articulate a feeling or a difficult concept, or simply if they are moved emotionally as they are speaking, by moving their arms they are literally changing their physical center of gravity, they are aligning their subliminal focal beam on a point within their body just as if they are physically struggling against a field of resistance, all of which is predicated on the physical memory of actual physical experiences. They are quite literally "grappling" with an object of resistance, or "swimming upstream" or "flailing wildly" or "running with an idea."
In a nutshell, the body does more than carry the head around. In network consciousness, the body plugs the brain into the mind.