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Why Am I Me? – How the brain generates consciousness

Professor Susan Greenfield tackles the big idea of human consciousness and asks the important question – why am I me? In this documentary, British scientist Susan Adele Greenfield takes a look at how the human brain generates consciousness and just what consciousness is.

This is indeed a interesting documentary presenting the basic neuroscience of identity, Susan in this documentary, acknowledges the validity and reality of the subjective nature of consciousness.

There are 6 billion people on the planet. Every single one of them are unique individual. We each have thoughts and ideas and memories and feelings. What is happening in your brain when talking and listening? This is not about mechanics of speaking, listening and understanding a language. This is about subjective sensation of being you, Susan Adele Greenfield who brings attention to Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease, explains how the brains generate a mind that is individual to each of us, Susan explore’s how the brain works in terms of memory, emotion, vision, the growth and development of the brain, and consciousness.

Welcome to the mysterious world of neurons.

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  • This video does not even touch the real or deeper layers of it´s title. Explaining one`s existence and basic uniqueness by refering to experiences and neurological configurations is impossible, because there has to be a subject before there can be any experiences at all and because neurological (physical) concepts have nothing directly to do with mental concepts.

    Of course different experiences make us different at the level of experiences, but as said there has to be a subject before any experiences can begin to take place, and in the case of humans and higher animals these subjects seem to be quite different from the very beginning. This is certainly a matter of controversy, but still experiences can`t form our being as subjects and so there has to be a deeper level of uniqueness than that formed by our experiences.

    There also of course have to be intimate connections between neurological processes and mental processes, but neurons are physical entities, and physics doesn`t deal at all with explaining mental processes. Having for example a sensation of cold or pain are not as qualitative experiences in the least describleable by the concepts of physics, and even if we can`t be aware of ourselves as any kind of mental objects, we are somehow aware of ourselves as subjects of our minds and this “meness” is certainly not describleable or explaineable by any physical or neurological means. So explaining “Why Am I Me” is for sure not possible by referring to my neurological configurations.

    I am a bit perplexed, why this really materialistic video has been taken to this site.

    Mr X

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