Consciousness Isn’t a Mystery. It’s Matter. – The New York Times

“If you gotta ask, you ain’t never going to know.” — Louis Armstrong, on what jazz is… The Stone explains what consciousness is:   Consciousness, rather than being our biggest mystery, is “the most familiar thing there is, whether it’s experience of emotion, pain, understanding what someone is saying, seeing, hearing, touching, tasting or feeling. It …

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Why You Don’t Know Your Own Mind – The New York Times

Why You Don’t Know Your Own Mind – The New York Times It’s not our skills of introspection that brought humanity to this point in our evolutionary journey, it’s our skills of empathy and insight into what others are thinking. We’re actually naturally about as bad at understanding our own minds as we are at mind …

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