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| Published: December 22, 2020

Consciousness-some conscious thoughts

Naresh Kumar

Independent Researcher, Baroda, Gujarat, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.104/20200804

DOI: 10.25215/0804.104

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Consciousness is a widely discussed topic but the real understanding is still elusive. In scientific parlance it is considered a “Hard Problem.” In normal parlance we are conscious when others see us alert, able to think and perform activities in normal way. But when we become inert and are unconscious in Coma, even the Doctors are unable to tell when we shall be able to regain consciousness. Why?  Because no one on this earth knows what is consciousness, where does it reside and how it goes off from the body and how does it come back. Brain and mind do have correlation with consciousness because the neural circuitry does impact working of our body and even slight damage results in very evident change in motor and mental functions. The motor and mental actions performed by the body happen only after manifestation of consciousness but how it manifests is not known. It may or may not reside in brain circuitry, I say this, because major portion of brain is still unexplored. If Neuroscience advances to find its location in brain circuitry then it would mean that consciousness is not immortal and dies with our death but till then we can assume it to be eternal and it may even reside outside our body; may be in ether. Thinkers have given deep thoughts and attempted to give explanation about consciousness. This paper tries to assimilate the attempted explanations and adds the authors own logical thinking to come to an updated understanding about consciousness which still falls short of a final view as many questions still need answer before a final understanding on consciousness can surface up.

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ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.104/20200804

10.25215/0804.104

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Published in   Volume 08, Issue 4, October-December, 2020