10. What Exactly is Consciousness?
Consciousness – the feeling of being alive and aware of ourselves and surrounding – comes so naturally to us that we often don’t think about the possible reasons for it. How exactly are we conscious, and what is the mechanism in our brain and body that makes it happen?
Researchers and philosophers have both been left baffled by this question for a long time. Despite decades of studies into the workings of the body and the mind, we are still keen to know the concrete reasons behind this mysterious phenomenon that we often take for granted.