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The Origin of Consciousness - How Unaware Things Became Aware

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Consciousness is perhaps the biggest riddle in nature. In the first part of this three part video series, we explore the origins of consciousness and take a closer look on how unaware things became aware.
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Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell
Get the Consciousness poster here: standard.tv/collections/in-a-nutshell/products/in-a-nutshell-consciousness-poster
Mohammed Hazzem
Mohammed Hazzem 5 days ago
+MrBadBricks fun fact!europian people have the smallest dick mass of all races.
A J H PRODUCTIONS
MrBadBricks good lord.... Oh yeah yeah right
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The Russian Comrade oh yeah yeah
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Reed Eisenbraun oh yeah yeah
Dream Light Bali
Dream Light Bali 3 hours ago
Great video always from kurzgesagt! I learn that according this video, consciousness also related to the senses and dimension. If i learn it correctly, its all started from the need of energy used to live, where the species needs to look for some when needed, move around in rough direction when only equipped with smell sensing ( 2 dimensional ) Then the consciousness evolution stepped up where its got vision sensing which states it give the species context and depth, therefore a complete 3 dimensional interpretation of the world it living. Step forward again the consciousness ladder goes up when the species start to have basic sensing of time, which emerge the ability to remember and another feat. Therefore the 4th dimensional thing had sensed, causing rapid development up to the stage of complex and intelligent consciousness like human. As we can see in the video, stepping up the ladder of consciousness probably takes million years of evolution, just like it described by the species used of each ladder. Great Knowledge for such an ordinary person like me. Now what i thinking is, what if us, the humans, is the one that chosen to step up another ladder of consciousness. With million years of human evolution, until this age of intelligence and (maybe) mastery of all 5 senses that we have, we are opening up a way to a higher consciousness, next ladder of human evolution, our 5th dimensional sensing, with the hypothesized 6th human sense. While its still on debate what is 5th dimension, is it an alternate universe, dark matter/energy environment, paranormal activity, or maybe all of them at once. And what is actually 6th sense of human. But i have a thought that what if our next consciousness is about our own alternate universe ? I have learned some theory about why alternate universe could be the fifth dimension, i feel it some kind of true. It is from dream, i always thinking how dreaming some event of image was even possible when i never experience it before ? I feel like i bouncing on many different event of my different life which i never experience before when dreaming, sometimes when its good then my "soul" seems to hard to leave the dream, this means when i wake up i feel like a basic living thing without living soul, can't focus, can't think straight, just following the needs to survive the day. Are there any of you guys ever experienced the same as i do ? Soul is also still on debate since there is maybe still no way to prove it scientificaly, while humans have pictured or writing about soul for centuries, but (maybe) still no explanation of what soul is exactly ? Maybe soul is just the manifestation of a very complex human consciousness, that have the potential ability to access higher dimension. I feel that the current and the next human generation will slowly stepped up the evolution ladder and finally aware a higher consciousness with higher sense then understand higher level of dimension. Who knows ... Whoops, have writing too much, Sorry for my bad language, english is not my native language. Please correct me if im wrong
Omar Delawar
Omar Delawar 13 hours ago
Very well made guys!
Jacques Sucic
Jacques Sucic 19 hours ago
I've learned more in this short video than all 4 years of high school combined.
salim Habib
salim Habib 20 hours ago
Can you please do a video about depression???
Overwatch
Overwatch Day ago
So, what did we learned? *humans are dumb*
Gilang Ramadhan
indonesian subtitle is very terrible and hard to understand,hope the translator fix it
factoraptor
factoraptor Day ago
If we had no sersory input, we would still have consciousness. Because consciousness is not particularly driven by any material or cell or anything you can track with scientific methods. Consciousness is eternal. Bounded by your body in this interval of time, but not necessarily bounded every time. When you die, you are detached from time frame that we know. This is basically understood when you are under general aenestasy. I went in 4 hours surgery and yet I felt it took only 5 seconds. Because for me, my consciousness were detached from time frame that bounds others. Science will never ever be able to materialize conscioussness no matter how hard has been tried. It can well define its material information sources though. Before you birth, your consciousness existed, but since it was not "assigned" to any body, you felt all instances before you as nothing. Then you are assigned to a body, and since then you are bounded with the body of yours. After your body cease to live, your consciousness will still continue to exist until the Almighty decides where or to what to assign it. Yes, there is an ultimate being that requires no means to be conscious or "awake". It is bullshit to think consciousness can emerge by itself. It is totally non-sense. The discussion is about the exact definition of the Almighty. Not His existence. Because you would deny your very existence otherwise. (That is why most of materialists end up being nihilists as they realize it is stupid to exist without a reason of all reasons.)
Alexandra
Alexandra Day ago
So could we obtain even more consciousness when at some point it will take more effort to get food?
Fer Nan
Fer Nan Day ago
I love you guys
Matt Alluisi
Matt Alluisi Day ago
"The godhead cannot be an object of it's own knowledge." Alan watts
usedtobereign
usedtobereign 2 days ago
Vision is not necessary for consciousness, or do you think blind people aren't conscious? Vision can help us to become more conscious but it can also distract us, as there is so much more to the world than what we can see.
snurk agurk
snurk agurk 2 days ago
Maybe conciousness is the great filter
Tracy-allen Ezechukwu
So enlightening.
Thisura Dodangoda
I want my conscience to leave me alone.
Myth buster
Myth buster 2 days ago
This made me think about how life started. You should do a video on sponaneous generation!
Matthew Chalfant
Matthew Chalfant 2 days ago
Typical material nihilists, confusing sensory awareness for consciousness. smh
Dream Light Bali
Dream Light Bali 2 hours ago
+Håkan Lundberg good idea, but i heard a quote before that states we only understand what we sensed, so i got the idea why sensory abilities help on improving consciousness. Our sense help us understand the nature and reality we live, which is composed up to 4 dimension for now. But the video shows up evolution overtime, journey of various sensing awareness, and i think human is also on evolution to aware on higher sensing and higher dimension, thus causing higher consciousness.
Håkan Lundberg
Håkan Lundberg 21 hour ago
@Matthew Chalfant Even if I believe sensory awareness is the evolutionary way to consciousness-and that the ability to communicate is something that can evolve, and is necessarily for self consciousness-there is still the “philosophical zombie” problem. Our human behavior and our intelligence are advanced. But I see no real reason why it can’t be so complex without any real self consciousness. We could still just be biological machines where our behavior is just a very complex program. My scientific curiosity isn’t satisfied with “self consciousness = a complex neurological system that can react, act, and adapt”. Sure, I buy the idea that the latter property is a prerequisite for the first property. But not that they are the same. Self consciousness is something more. We can explain more and more how our “behavior” and intelligence has come to be, and how it works. I.e. the “soft” problem. But I doubt such findings ever can explain the “hard” problem: “How come consciousness exists? Why aren’t we just philosophical zombies? (No... it’s not a philosophical or religious “why-question” that attempts to give meaning to it... “just” a “how come-question” that demands a scientific explanation.) It’s like the question “how come anything exists?” Personally I doubt we’ll ever find answers to these fundamental questions about reality. And that the level of consciousness needed to understand is beyond any form or consciousness that can ever exist. 🤯
Lirei Taichen
Lirei Taichen 3 days ago
To me consciousness is when something is able to improvise, have fun, etc. So i personally wouldnt call a fish that just hides 24/7 then attacks its next meal only to do it all over again conscious, while a dog that plays around with other dogs in its free time is almost certainly conscious to some extent.
Just An Average Animator
Rocks are in a superposition of being both dead and alive. +100 IQ
Marjáy Lopez
Marjáy Lopez 3 days ago
This make my head hurt
Jakes comic review Superheros
3:39 PAC-Man ?
Jakes comic review Superheros
Where are the birds
Brendan Maller
Brendan Maller 3 days ago
Consciousness + Evolution in a nutshell. 👍
Good Vibez
Good Vibez 3 days ago
Great video. It's time to expand our consciousness
wulphstein
wulphstein 3 days ago
Yup! And other tricks to fool the unwary.
Dante Alighieri
Dante Alighieri 3 days ago
I know exactly what consciousness is. But I'm not telling you. I'm kinda self conscious about it.
True Sheamus
True Sheamus 4 days ago
I love the art style. I'd almost wish there was a (good) spore like game with these looks. It is so pleasing.
Zraffer-TD
Zraffer-TD 4 days ago
I cannot pronounce your channel's name but I have subscribed and follow you though. Nice content.
Hyprex
Hyprex 21 hour ago
Cant relate. Ok the reason is I'm German
Maxzors
Maxzors 2 days ago
Kertz-ghe-zogt
Jon Doe
Jon Doe 4 days ago
Is consciousness edible?
Luis Miguel Garrido Genesta
*f o o d*
R D
R D 5 days ago
the brain named itsefs.
SuperMarioProGamer
0:06 Thano's child
Kick-Yum
Kick-Yum 5 days ago
you're not you when you're hungry have a consciousness
Signs 0203
Signs 0203 4 days ago
or a snickers
Ari MIn
Ari MIn 5 days ago
The video was relevant up to 2:00, from then on it has nothing to do with consciousness, being aware of environment has nothing to do subjective experience,
Simina Dinca
Simina Dinca 5 days ago
i love you guys
Atrocious Conundrum
I think the question should determine what kind of consciousness is important to get the answer. If you talk about ( basic)rights, or punishment/death sentence, or just emotions and their value you talk about different types of consciousness. I dont think the question "what is consciousness" really matters. "Consciousness" is just a word, like "time" and "reality" to give something we cannot understand a place, in our communication for example. *sry bad english. P.s. we are over-evolved. We are the only creatures on earth who have gone off chart. There are more important things to develop as mankind then figuring out what concepts like consiousness really are. Example: many humans don't know how they primary think. Like in images, sounds, words etc. Our education system and healthcare is so flawed because we dont value the way people think. If we started to value this we greatly improve our communication instead on focusing on average human brains and building a society only upon that type of brain, therefore not improving basic needs like healthcare and education.
Sid
Sid 5 days ago
3:32 ~ *Khezu* ?!
James M
James M 5 days ago
What truly puzzles me is the purpose of life itself. What it's the purpose of a system such as a living organism wich tries with such strong conviction to resist the second law of thermosynamics?
James M
James M 4 days ago
+Jon Doe Nah. You just can't see it. Otherwise you would state it as a theory and not a fact. On the other hand I would recomend you to read about thermodynamics heat thepry of life.
Jon Doe
Jon Doe 4 days ago
Like anything else, there is no purpose. It just sort of is, that's all.
Phoenix Dawn
Phoenix Dawn 5 days ago
I wish I was less conscious so I wouldn't eat as much! :p
Dark Ace
Dark Ace 5 days ago
sounds like psychology 101
AL Can
AL Can 5 days ago
Sight had to help create consciousness. How would an organism know that sight is a thing? Or sound? Strange how these senses evolved, I wonder what will be next. Next that is already here we just don’t know how to access it yet.
MrBadBricks
MrBadBricks 5 days ago
👽👽👽👽👽👽👽 Flex like David Icke Flex like David Icke I think I know the truth I flex like David Icke I think I'm David Icke I flex like David Icke I think I know the truth I think I know the truth I flex like David Icke, man I think I know the truth, man These UFOs are real And these documents are proof, man Aliens are here, man The aliens are here, man The reptilians are here, man The Illuminati's listenin' Hitler never died The Holocaust's a lie Six million Jews? Show me the proof The moon landing's fake They never went to space Our president's a clone He always gets replaced When he fuck up The Jews are reptilians Bonding Israel to kill the Palestinians Man, when you wake up I hope you know the truth, man 'Cause David Icke was right 'Cause David Icke was right Flex like David Icke I think I'm David Icke, man I flex like David Icke I think I'm David Icke, man I know I'm David Icke 'Cause I know the truth And he knows the truth Back in the [records] they just believed s--s-ctually that The ancients and the accounts of the ancients, these entities form different names. Some people call them a serpent race, some people call them demonic. In the Islamic culture they call them djinns. All different names Stay woke Stay woke Stay woke Stay woke Stay woke Stay woke Flex like David Icke Flex like David Icke I think I'm David Icke I think I'm David Icke I think I'm David Icke I think I'm David Icke I think I'm David Icke I think I'm David Icke I think I'm David Icke, man I think I'm David Icke, man
SK LLS
SK LLS 5 days ago
If the big bang was an explosion it must have had a centre where the explosion started and everything is moving outwards from the centre but scientists say there is no centre in the universe because big bang was an explosion in the fabric of space so it doesnt have a centre. But im still wondering if there is no centre then why is everything in the universe expanding outwards from the big bang and where did the big bang happen and how can we still see the big bang. Please explain these in the next video
Francesco Sorce
Francesco Sorce 2 days ago
+SK LLS Thank you, glad it helped =D
SK LLS
SK LLS 2 days ago
+Francesco Sorcethanks mate that was an awesome explanation
Francesco Sorce
Francesco Sorce 4 days ago
The big bang wasn't an actual explosion of material. The big bang, together with inflation and the current expantion of the universe, describes a streching of distance. The universe doesn't expand into anything... because it is everything. Imagine a ruler 15cm across, we all agree it has a determined and finite size. Now at each centimeter mark write "meters". The ruler is still "15 cm", but according to IT it's 15 m long! we basically live on this ruler, the "size" of the ruler doesn't change (the universe is always one universe long), but the distances on it become bigger because we observe this continuous "rewrite of the tickmarks". So basically, it happened everywhere, it's just that everywhere appeared REALLY close together. You could say our ruler had approximately "0 plank legth" on the 0 cm mark and "1 plank legth" on the 15 cm mark. As for why we see the expansion outwards, we would see that from every point in the universe, the tickmark rewrite increses distances everywhere equally, so from any perspective everything always becomes further and further; and distant things go away faster BECAUSE they have more space that's expanding between them and us: a conceptual mathematical approximation would be something like: if the new distance from something A away is A+dA, then the expansion of something 2A away is 2(A+dA)=2A+2dA the expansion rate everywhere is dA/A, so with bigger distance there must be a bigger increase to keep the ratio the same (the actual expansion rate may not be exactly a linear one like this, but the basic idea is the same) finally for how we can see the big bang: since the speed of light is finite, more distant things look further back in time to us (it takes light more time to get to us), if we look so far out as the age of the universe, we see the first light that remains, the Microwave background radiation. That is what remains of just after the big bang, and so how we can "see" it. Hope this helped to clarify some things, please write again if any part was unclear, I'll try to explain better if I can =D
Jocosa
Jocosa 5 days ago
loved this video ❤️
MultiHunterBro
MultiHunterBro 5 days ago
You guys need to do an episode on the US debt and what happens if it’s paid of vs not paid off. And it’s effects on the society.
الدخس ؟
الدخس ؟ 6 days ago
ماشاءالله 👍
Warp - agar.io
Warp - agar.io 6 days ago
hmm why didn’t i notice this
Fat Dinosaur
Fat Dinosaur 6 days ago
I Like your Voice Steve Tylor I Salute you For your Voice
Grime
Grime 6 days ago
“I used to look for food but now food comes to me” the half a tonne man
Barack Obama
Barack Obama 6 days ago
Conciseness = soul
Amelie Schumacher
Great video 👍
PolarFist
PolarFist 6 days ago
Take autism, for example, a common symptom of it is that when you walk (go) to something, you damage something else without notice. Its like consciousness is a scale and that symptom could limit it. Of course there are other things that can limit your consciousness.
Omega Deadpool
Omega Deadpool 6 days ago
The first thing I noticed No Birds why no Bird I need my Bird This is not my Bird
Shadow747
Shadow747 6 days ago
2:07 just like god 😂
Purple MonkeyDishwasher
I think this misses the mark almost completely (my opinion, obviously, since no one really knows irrefutably). They keep trying to point to direct natural selection mechanisms and seeing consciousness as another level of abstraction that helped people better forage for food. In some very broad sense I guess that’s true, but that discounts the social, sexual, and hierarchical functions of consciousness which seem much more on the nose. Like Dennett’s book “Consciousness Explained” this seems to be much less explanatory and much more “explaining away” which is an easy trap to get in when discussing consciousness.
ANAL TERROR
ANAL TERROR 6 days ago
7:56 h-hey beavis uuhhuhuhu wu-watch this uhhuhuh
Andrew Lones
Andrew Lones 6 days ago
Why do you just assume a spatiotemporal world exists independently of us? After reading Kant's critique of pure reason, I believe space and time are pressuposed conditions for experience. It's unfortunate you guys don't address this theory in the video.
_coffeeboat
_coffeeboat 6 days ago
heart please
HighlandDroid
HighlandDroid 6 days ago
Very interesting stuff. But I am really looking forward to how they plan to explain the jump from obvious beneficial selections of consciousness, to more abstract or even negative aspects of it, and how they could(and did) beat out what would essentially be wet terminator bio-robots. After all, why would evolution ever give you the capacity to appreciate art and beauty, if it didn't immediately benefit you sexually or food wise.
ArunPlaysPiano
ArunPlaysPiano 6 days ago
I love this video
Silicon Tech
Silicon Tech 6 days ago
It's good that we don't know consciousness because if we understand it AI will kill us because they wanted to be become like us... 😂😂😂
Ethan Mulder
Ethan Mulder 6 days ago
Go lil’ purple boi!
MOTH
MOTH 7 days ago
these eyes are spoopy
Thiefers
Thiefers 7 days ago
I eat, therefore I am.
Mr. P. Enis
Mr. P. Enis 7 days ago
This videos left me even more confused than before
Ryan Cho
Ryan Cho 7 days ago
I wonder if in a million years humans are going to evolve and think we are primitive animals
Dream Light Bali
Dream Light Bali 3 hours ago
Wonder that we will step up on another ladder of consciousness and evolution, that we will understand higher dimension and higher senses...
Adam Mudianto
we are become cyborg and eventually robots will take control, until there will be no biological creatures left, because we can just extract foods from nature without the need of plants and animals
Lord Nick
Lord Nick 2 days ago
"Man is a rope stretched between beast and overman" ~ Nietzsche
Eyrok Arobaz
Eyrok Arobaz 3 days ago
Heard of post-humanism?
Paige F
Paige F 3 days ago
every species is always evolving. humans are and will always evolve
The End
The End 7 days ago
Maybe consciousness is universal but humans are the only ones that can express it. My dog gets scared, gets happy, he knows what not to do around certain people and knows his actions are bad because he hides. That seems conscious. Maybe consciousness is limited by intelligence.
Elenchus_ 115
Elenchus_ 115 7 days ago
Low tier video. Anything that has a self-sustaining network of microtubules has obtained memory and consciousness. The level of which is determined by the number of microtubules and the organelles/Organs used to possess infomation. You don't need a nervous system to remember things, amebas are able to remember where exists are in mazes that they are placed in multiple times. PS. It's *Deferred gratification* not delayed gratification. 😑
Δreamer
Δreamer 7 days ago
4:45 is this 2d from tranz-gorillaz?
def5826
def5826 7 days ago
Templeton world charity foundation? Really?
Ebin Navis
Ebin Navis 7 days ago
Hi team Kurzgesagt, Is it possible to make a vedio of Pineal glands and it's powers ?
Milan Lenčo
Milan Lenčo 7 days ago
Wait, does this mean that some computer programs have primitive consciousness?
Carlo Leon
Carlo Leon 7 days ago
I have to strongly disagree with this video. But than again it's just my opinion. Thank you for your professional videos!
Petar Petkov
Petar Petkov 4 days ago
Would you share why you disagree?
yaggle fraggle
yaggle fraggle 7 days ago
Because biochemistry is a spectrum of complexity, there's no reason for consciousness to start and end at any certain point. What we call **consciousness is energy/matter mechanically processing information.** For complex consciousness to emerge on its own, it has to evolve. To evolve energy must retain the information of its current state, and build upon it in complexity. The simplest state being a single wave or particle. Computers are consciousness that did not evolve. Self created consciousness created them. We do not consider them alive because they are not self directed. But the more they become able to direct themselves the more conscious we will perceive them as being. But since they never needed to evolve they have no self preservation program. Their information processing goal is whatever we made for them. Our information processing goal is to ensure self preservation. Because they don't desire to self preserve we don't consider them alive. We should be careful of how autonomous we make them, so they don't compete and fight with us. Only advanced intelligence can live longer than their planet by escaping it. Is it possible to become so advanced we escape the death of our universe? If so let's not forget that energy and matter, no matter how simple, is conscious and alive, as it can evolve.
Jeffie Jeff's Art
Are you saying people that are born blind are less conscious???
DSR_T-888
DSR_T-888 6 days ago
This is one of those questions that are labelled as jokes that would take too long to debunk. Edit: it's a legitimate question if you're dumb but also a poorly thought out joke because you're dumb.
Nova Bourgeois
Nova Bourgeois 7 days ago
Why am I a degusia trigina?
4k4days
4k4days 7 days ago
drop acid and meditate you will know what true consciouness is
Tanner Gray
Tanner Gray 7 days ago
4k4days ya bro..
Lucas Kiser
Lucas Kiser 7 days ago
Lack of soul. I am not religious but pure science is just junk.
Dave PluS Inertfaun On MCPE
The most irritating part is when a Zomato ad comes in betw my optic motivational experience and visualised thinking of the kirzkasgt perpective
josh cain
josh cain 7 days ago
I love your videos they seem 70x more educational than school
The Top Monster
The Top Monster 7 days ago
that's cool that you showed us evolution but u started explaining the origin of consciousness by beginning with a conscious thing looking for food...
Ethan Hayes
Ethan Hayes 7 days ago
I love these videos so much! Keep up the good work! 😄
buddyroach
buddyroach 7 days ago
where are the other parts to this then?
Sam R
Sam R 7 days ago
7:03 blacks...
Cherissa Lapid
Cherissa Lapid 7 days ago
WHATS THAT PURPLW THINGY?
Don't Read My Profile Picture
At 9:14 in the search bar says "Stones with Minds" lol
CynDystro
CynDystro 7 days ago
It’s just billions of computational operations giving away the illusion of consciousness.
Nothing\
Nothing\ 7 days ago
I always wondered if there's any objective difference betwee something that feels emotions and something that just acts like it feels emotion. Could we tell the difference?
[OI&IO]Tangy
[OI&IO]Tangy 7 days ago
I dunno a brain?
Pale.Rider
Pale.Rider 7 days ago
I think much too much "consciousness" was attributed to birds that rehide their food if spotted. It's a stretch to say this means those birds have an awareness of other minds, they don't even know what a mind is...
Mateus Figueiredo
The end made me think this was going to be sponsored by a food delivery system
Cumbo
Cumbo 7 days ago
Can you please make a video about language?
ericsvieo01
ericsvieo01 7 days ago
Rachel CD
DELERANE
DELERANE 7 days ago
The conclusion is so true x) !
Jason J
Jason J 7 days ago
2:07=Religion🧚🏾‍♂️
Eonwulf
Eonwulf 8 days ago
Consciousness is just a way to define creatures with higher levels of complex reactions to their environment. All life and everything that is done is just a reaction to something that has already happened, which is all just one infinitely complex reaction that starts with the beginning of our universe. There is no higher level of existence or being. Humans are no better than a bird. We are all just reacting to our environment, humans just have more evolved bodies and brains that allow them to react to more things in more complex ways.
Digital Nation
Digital Nation 8 days ago
so blind deaf and mute people doesn't have consciousness?
Eva Opus
Eva Opus 5 days ago
Jon Doe hmm idk i think most people don’t remember things from age 2. Especially things like audio and visual perception which is something you continue to learn over time. So in that regard Idk if that impacts her consciousness too much. But I think she definitely had a consciousness. Maybe what she perceived (which I think is closer to feelings) is obviously different from someone who isn’t dumb deaf and blind. But it’s still definitely a form of consciousness. But i never claim to be a scientist so who knows lol :^)
Jon Doe
Jon Doe 5 days ago
+Eva Opus she went deaf and blind at the age of 2, so she wasn't born that way. As to if she maintain any conscious visualization or auditory memory from the 2 years when she wasnt, i really can't say. To an extent she had very little awareness of her surroundings. The only perception she had of the world around her was by touch. I believe consciousness is something that only takes form by sensory perception and awareness. The more sensory you have the more perception you have the more conciously aware you become. It's formed over time not something you're born with.
Eva Opus
Eva Opus 5 days ago
Jon Doe are you saying Hellen Keller didn’t have a consciousness???
Jon Doe
Jon Doe 7 days ago
The last one isn't really a perceptional sense, but yes a blind and deaf person would likely be much less aware of situations and surroundings. Without perception, you are unlikely to make any concious decisions that surround you. You would literary have to have someone externally make conscious decisions for you.
Duke
Duke 7 days ago
Only thoughts. Unless they were like that from birth in which case their just in hell
Peter Plot
Peter Plot 8 days ago
Cool video!! But there is another access to understanding consciousness that is way easier: meditation. Why not do a 2nd video about the insights from meditation that are way more relevant for our lives than speculative natural science.
Eric Taylor
Eric Taylor 8 days ago
How can you think, "I'm hungry" if you have no sense of self? If you don't know there is such a thing as "I" then you can't know anything about "I" including if "I" is hungry.
Eric Taylor
Eric Taylor 8 days ago
Why does it feel like Douglass Adams wrote the script for this episode? Doug, you still out there, old buddy?
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