Consciousness

I’ve been very interested in cognitive neuroscience lately and how it relates to consciousness. There’s been a few studies done proving that free will does not exist. Proving that “consciousness” lags almost a full second behind the brain’s decision to do anything, even to think. Consciousness is just pattern recognition and self-awareness, awareness of what we’re doing, what separates us from the animals, and gives us an identity. But “we” are always one step, (or almost one second) behind the game- utterly powerless to change it or do anything differently. So “we” are not in control- “we” just exist and are watching. The programming of the brain is automatic- through genetics and conditioning (experience) that just happens to it. It’s the brain’s job to make sense of consciousness- and it doesn’t make sense. This IS all there is, but there’s nothing that can be done. Life is lived THROUGH is, not BY us, and that’s it!

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