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Everyone knows what it feels like to have consciousness: it’s that self-evident sense of personal awareness, which gives us a feeling of ownership and control over the thoughts, emotions and experiences that we have every day.

Most experts think that consciousness can be divided into two parts: the experience of consciousness, and the contents of consciousness, which include things such as thoughts, beliefs, sensations, perceptions, intentions, memories and emotions.

It’s easy to assume that these contents of consciousness are somehow chosen, caused or controlled by our personal awareness – after all, thoughts don’t exist until until we think them.

The personal narrative exists in parallel with our personal awareness, but the latter has no influence over the former.

The personal narrative is important because it provides information to be stored in your autobiographical memory, and gives human beings a way of communicating the things we have perceived and experienced to others.

If our personal awareness does not control the contents of the personal narrative which reflects our thoughts, feelings, emotions, actions and decisions, then perhaps we should not be held responsible for them.

Just because consciousness has been placed in the passenger seat, does not mean we need to dispense with important everyday notions such as free will and personal responsibility.


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8 thoughts on “Page not found – Chaosmos

    Israel P Roman

    (January 23, 2018 - 8:26 pm)

    and probably some are empty like Earth before the dinosaurs with very little mammals creatures of their own not counting their insects.. plant life ruling, hopefully some thriving civilizations out there.

    Junior Lamas

    (January 23, 2018 - 8:26 pm)

    Is that a scene from Transformers: Age of Extinction?

    Mark Hurlstone

    (January 23, 2018 - 8:26 pm)

    And earth has the smallest mosquitoes of them all.

    Jason Blain

    (January 23, 2018 - 8:26 pm)

    That’s when you find out you’ve had neighbors the whole time.

    Jim Smith

    (January 23, 2018 - 8:26 pm)

    Does that mean I won’t get to see them all?

    Aaron Cooper

    (January 23, 2018 - 8:26 pm)

    No links or sources?

    Basil Basil

    (January 23, 2018 - 8:26 pm)

    Daron Theuns! Hier hadden we het gisteren over 😲😲

    Jackie Walton

    (January 23, 2018 - 8:26 pm)

    John πŸ€“

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