reply to post by freedomSlave
What about when we are asleep?
When we dream we are in an unconscious state(R.E.M sleep), but from our perspective we are still conscious. How do we know that our experience of consciousness while awake is any more real than when we dream?
en.wikipedia.org...edit on 24-2-2014 by andy06shake because: (no reason given)
reply to post by smithjustinb
Out of the 1 trillion or so cells that make up Justin, only about 100bil of them are actually "you". The other 90% of you is made up of various flora and fauna that you live in symbiosis with.
I hope that helps answer your question.
At 2:30pm today(Yesterday now), some of the world’s preeminent psychologists, neuroscientists, and philosophers will discuss the biology of the mind. The discussion, which takes place at The Helix Center in New York, will focus on whether the very human concepts of the mind, consciousness, and self-awareness are merely a function of the mammalian brain’s structure, or whether there’s more to it. By the same measure, the researchers will discuss whether the mind is purely the reserve of humans, or whether it also exists further down the evolutionary scale.
www.youtube.com...=38edit on 23-2-2014 by andy06shake because: (no reason given)
reply to post by andy06shake
If I and another person switched cells between each other one by one until the other person had all my cells and I had all the other persons cells, would I be aware of myself as the same identity as before, or will I be aware of myself as the identity that once belonged to the person I traded cells with?
What do you think?