For human beings on planet Earth, the ultimate mystery of life may be: how and why does consciousness exist? The unanswered question is characterized as “the hard problem,” which is essentially the mystery of why any physical state is experienced consciously. Of course, the neurosciences have provided extraordinary understandings of the human brain and its relationship to conscious experience. But is this physical matter and its complex electrochemical processes the generator of consciousness? This is the question that author Mark Gober explores in his book, “An End to Upside Down Thinking: Dispelling the Myth That the Brain Produces Consciousness, and the Implications for Everyday Life.” In part one of this two part presentation, Mark begins laying the foundations for the evidence that consciousness is more than the brain.
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