Notes on Consciousness
Eight prominent neuroscientists, both contemporary and historical, discuss what it means to be conscious.
Physician and biologist, director of the Neurosciences Institute in San Diego
"William James, the great psychologist and philosopher, said consciousness has the following properties: It is a process, and it involves awareness. It’s what you lose when you fall into a deep, dreamless slumber and what you regain when you wake up. It is continuous and changing.
"There is every indirect indication that a dog is conscious—its anatomy and its nervous system organization ar...
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