August 18, 2012

Look, Consciousness Is All Around Us

Christof Koch, Huffington Post


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Perhaps the most surprising insight that has come out of the past 20 years of scholarly investigation into the nature of consciousness is that it might be far more widely shared among all of nature's children than most of us think. By consciousness I mean the ability to feel something, anything -- whether it's the sensation of an azure-blue sky, a tooth ache, being sad, or worrying about the deadline two weeks from now.

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TAGGED: Brain Size, Animals, Consciousness

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