Consciousness Is Not An Illusion

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Consciousness poses the most baffling challenges in scientific realm of the mind. There’s nothing with which we share an intimate relation than conscious experience, but there’s nothing so strenuous or demanding to explain. Perhaps no other aspect of mind is more puzzling than this mystifying experience that we encounter in our every day life. There’s a widespread disparity amongst individuals regarding the existence of this entity. Some might argue that consciousness is not more than a foolish idea, though there are some stances where investigations over its existence hadn’t yield anything to prove it’s very existence in nature, while others have held an opposite view, and contended that its very existence can be explained in empirical…show more content…
This all is required for me or any other conscious being to wholly establish the reality of consciousness. Therefore, according to me, it’s the one thing in this vast ocean of universe that cannot be an illusion for sure.

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Rene Descartes, a French philosopher mostly known for his Meditations, argued that consciousness is self-evident because we cannot logically deny the existence of our mind at the same time using it to do the denying. “I think, therefore, I am”- Rene Descartes

Therefore, in relation to his citing, I cannot think of myself as an objective being doing the denying unless my mind is not aware of it. In other words, one cannot think of doing anything if he’s not in a state of consciousness.

Neurological Approach to Consciousness

We all are very familiar with the very perplexing nature of this entity “consciousness”. We can tell when we are awake, when we are thinking, when we are pondering over the world, but to explain this nature of consciousness can be somewhat grueling. However as our understanding and comprehension of the brain is escalating, we are able to tackle this subject to an extent.

Imagine the distinction of the image of an apple between your brain and a digital camera. The raw image is the same whether it’s created by the camera or in your head. However, the camera treats each pixel autonomously but does not recognize the object. Your
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