I had this one question out of curiosity, and something that did concern me throughout my life and also something others may wonder. This would pertain to science and spirituality, as it can be looked at from other perspectives as well. There are two parts to this question.
What role does the human brain have in harboring one's intelligence? Suppose a soul wants to come back to life as a prodigy with skills in a field such as engineering, or an aptitude for mechanical work. Can that soul come in a body with a brain that works differently or with critical thinking skills, or does that get honed in the earth. So nature vs. nurture? Can a human change the difficulty level on earth? As souls, we pick obstacles so we can face them and learn from them, but can we also ask for rewards or some form of gratification while we live life? I realize it's not meant to be easy, but instead of getting everything in the afterlife, can't we experience some of that abundance here?
The second question that boggles me is this. Once the body is dead, the soul does not have a physical body. It only takes the form of the last body. Therefore, sex is not a necessity for many, and rather a boring act that does not lead to endorphin's being released in the brain. Why is it then that the soul takes the personality of the last incarnation then? The brain no longer exists so shouldn't the soul be omniscience and omnipotent? Without the body, shouldn't consciousness go back to being the source? Or does the consciousness get projected into another form? In heaven or the summerland, how does a soul learn something? Do they read or do the soul think of a topic and knowledge comes flooding in? Would you remember your previous incarnations immediately or do you have to go through the memory bank? What if you saved data in a disc, computer, file, etc? Can you remember all of that if you simply reflected on it?
I realize I question a lot so please forgive me for posting another one of those "Can we?" topics on here again. My curiosity gets the best of me. Thank you very much!