The Brain: The Mystery of Consciousness – TIME

The Brain: The Mystery of Consciousness - TIME

Beautifully lucid and fascinating exploration of consciousness form the point of view cutting edge neuroscience.

Subjective awareness, it seems, may forever be beyond our understanding.  But that doesn’t mean it will outlive our bodies.

The brain is a product of evolution, and just as animal brains have their limitations, we have ours. Our brains can’t hold a hundred numbers in memory, can’t visualize seven-dimensional space and perhaps can’t intuitively grasp why neural information processing observed from the outside should give rise to subjective experience on the inside. [emphasis mine – GJ]

—Steve Pinker

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