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Sun May 11, 2014, 10:36 AM

42. Your mistake is assuming that consciousness is, in itself, an individual process of the brain...

 

its an emergent property of the brain, a useful shortcut or construct that you create to examine yourself, and for you to make sense of the various different processes that occur in your head all the time.

That is what makes you unique, your consciousness was not created at birth, its not set in stone by your DNA, but it is created and recreated throughout your life, creating both a construct of its own continuity and a construct of its existence as a single entity, you. Its the sum of all your experiences and memories as an addition to what was the basic framework set up by your biology.

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