Yet what it is and why we have it as a mystery that some of the intelligent minds have been incapable to solve. The only way I know I live is because I’m conscious I wake up in the dark of a hotel room I’m confused and disconcerted because I’m jet-lagged. I’ve no idea where I am Who I am and what country I am yet.
Experiment With Patient
We have 2 images of a house.There’s one clear variation but to the patient. They seems fully identical in picture and had distressed a stroke that hit the right side of her brain and leaving her unconscious of everything on her left side.But though she could recognize no difference between the houses when researchers asked her which she would prefer to live in. She chose the house that wasn’t burning not once but again and again. Brain was still processing information from her whole field of vision.She could see both images and tell the difference between them. She just didn’t know it,If someone threw a ball at her left side. She might duck but she wouldn’t have any awareness of the ball or any idea why she ducked. This condition known as Hemispatial Neglect.
It reveals an important distinction between the brain’s processing of information and our experience of that processing. It is the experience what we call consciousness.We are conscious of both the external world and our internal selves. We are aware of an image in much the same way we are aware of ourselves looking at an image or our inner thoughts and emotions.
But where does consciousness come from?
Scientists, theologians, and philosophers have been trying to get to the baseof this question for decades without reaching any consent.One recent research is that consciousness is the brain’s inoperative picture of its own activity. To know this subject,it assist to have a clear idea of one important way the brain operats information from our senses.Behalf on sensory input it builds models which are continuously updating simplified descriptions of objects and events in the world.
Everything we get to know is based on these Samples.They never detain every detail of the things they shows. Just enough for the brain to analyze suitable responses.For example one model built deep into the visual systemcodes white light as brightness without color. In reality white light includes wavelengths that correspond to all the different colors we can see.Our perception of white light is wrong and over simplified but good enough for us to function likewise.
The brain’s model of the physical bodykeeps track of the configuration of our limbs but not of individual cells or even muscles because that level of detail isn’t required to plan movement.If it didn’t have the model having track of the body’s size, shape and how it is moving at any moment,we would fastly have injure ourselves.The brain also required dummy of itself.For instance ,the brain has the quality to pay attention to particular objects and events, it also have commands to focus,shifting it from one thing to another internal and external in the opinion to our requires without the capability to direct our focus.We wouldn’t be able to evaluate threats, finish a meal or function at all.To get control focus valuably the brain has to build a model of its own awareness.
How it React on Your Brain?
Almost 86 billion neurons continually interacting with each other there’s no way the brain’s model of its own information processing can be perfectly self-descriptive.But like the model of the body or our conception of white light it doesn’t have to be our certainty that we have a metaphysical subjective experience may come from one of the brain’s models.A cut-corner description of what it means to process informationin a focused and deep manner.Scientists have already begun trying to figure outhow the brain creates that self model MRI studies are a promising avenue for pinpointing the networks involved.
These studies compare patterns of neural activation when someone is and isn’t conscious of a sensory stimulus like an image.The results appear that the areas required for visual processingare actuate whether or not the participant is aware of the image but a whole additional network lights uponly when they are conscious of watching the image. Patients with hemispatial neglect like in picture typically have harm to one certain part of this network. More huge damage to the network can sometimes lead to a vegetative state with no sign of consciousness. Evidence like this brings us closer to understanding how consciousness is built into the brain but there’s still much more to learn.
For instance the way neurons in the networks related to consciousness compute specific pieces of information is outside the scope of our present technology. As we get more questions of consciousness with science.we’ll open new lines of inquiry into human identity.
Ongoing philosophical, scientific and neurological research have addressed the nature of consciousness and its causes. No single explanation for consciousness has been agreed on but various theories have been advanced.
Most scientists and researchers look at brain function to understand consciousness. Neural activity, networks, and structures are studied in relation to conscious experiences. The integrated information theory explains that consciousness arises from information integration within the brain.
The nature of consciousness has been a subject of debate among philosophers for centuries. Some say it is part of the universe while others believe that it comes from physical processes. Dualism, monism and panpsychism form some examples of philosophical positions on consciousness.
Consciousness as an adaptation has been explored by evolutionary psychologists who study how it may have evolved in humans and other animals. Consciousness increases problem-solving skills as well as social interactions therefore passing adaptive advantages to those possessing them.
This concept still speculative and controversial though; some theories indicate that quantum processes could play a role in our consciousness or even result from it