People have wondered how physical brains become conscious for a long time:
“How it is that anything so remarkable as a state of consciousness comes about as a result of irritating nervous tissue, is just as unaccountable as the appearance of the djinn when Aladdin rubbed his lamp in the story.” Thomas Henry Huxley, 1863
If the brain is layer upon layer of neural processing and if nerves cause consciousness, why doesn’t it happen whenever nerves do their job? Why aren’t we conscious of the nerves that apply syntax rules to language or register balance? If the brain can do many things at once, why are we aware of some neural processes but not others? And why do nerves in many different areas give one consciousness and only one “I”? As it turns out, the need for unified action begins at the cell level.
QR6.3.1 Cell Unity
QR6.3.2 Orchestrating Coherence
QR6.3.3 Quantum Nerves
QR6.3.4 Brain Waves
QR6.3.5 Consciousness By Synchrony
QR6.3.6 Field Theories of Consciousness
QR6.3.7 The Entangled Observer
QR6.3.8 Consciousness Takes Time
QR6.3.9 Consciousness Scales
QR6.3.10 Consciousness Cascades
QR6.3.11 The Silicon Chip Speculation
QR6.3.12 The Nature of Consciousness
QR6.3.13 The Grand Evolution
QR6.3.14 What is Real?
QR6.3.15 Why Virtual?