31 March 2015

Consciousness is not a thing

Consciousness itself is not a thing, and it is not localizable in the brain. Rather, it’s simply the name we put to ideas and perceptions that enter the awareness of our central executive, a system of very limited capacity that can generally attend to a maximum of four or five things at a time.
-- The Organised Mind by Daniel Levitin (2014)

Image: Shadow of a Martian Robot. NASA via APOD

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