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What is consciousness?

Margarita Carrión

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If you say that “consciousness is a property of all matter”, then you should clearly define “consciousness”, because you are not talking in scientific terms.

Citing the book “The Brain and the Myth of the I”, by the neuroscientist Rodolfo R. Llinás, having consciousness implies:

According to these characteristics, you can hardly say all matter has consciousness, you can’t even say all living things do. Not even all human beings do, and by saying so you are not diminishing at all their human nature.

In fact, consciousness has been studied extensively. There is a lot we already know about it. For those interested, the book I cited above is an excellent example of the actual state of neuroscience in the matter.

Also, with the above definition in mind, it is clear that consciousness is not an attribute exclusive to the human race.