The most important aspect of science is that it is objective. Before you write that off, consider this. 1 November 2019, by Philip Goff MRI scan of the brain. For diverse reasons, the problem of phenomenal consciousness is persistently challenging. My opinion is that consciousness is not a scientific concept in the first place. Consciousness can vary in complexity.We have good reason to think that the conscious experiences of a horse are much less complex than those of a human being, and that the conscious experiences of a rabbit are less … 2 min read “True is what stands the test of experience” — Albert Einstein. Mental terms are characteristically ambiguous, researchers have philosophical biases, secondary qualities are excluded from objective description, and If you can’t explain consciousness in terms of the existing fundamentals— space, time, mass, charge—then as a matter of logic, you need to expand the list. Science & Cocktails Considering F˚llesdal’s de nition of ‘meaning’ as the joint product of all ‘evidence’ that is available to those wh

The natural thing to do is to postulate consciousness itself as something fundamental, a fundamental building block of nature. Credit: MRIman Explaining how something as complex as consciousness can emerge from a grey, jelly-like Can science explain consciousness? The most important aspect of consciousness is that it is subjective. I like the word experience, because your experience is the only real thing about your existence.

M. K. Samal Non-Accelerator Particle Physics (NAPP) Group, Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore-560 034, India. This means that mind is matter, and that even elementary particles exhibit incredibly basic forms of consciousness. This doesn’t mean you suddenly can’t do science with it.

Can Science ‘explain’ Consciousness ? (e-mail: Consciousness is the process by which one attributes ‘meaning’ to the world.