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Good article Consciousness has been listed as one of the Philosophy and religion good articles under the good article criteria. If you can improve it further, please do so. If it no longer meets these criteria, you can reassess it.
October 31, 2011 Good article nominee Listed


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I don't know how many people realize that the human brain creates the colors we see. Our brains falsely colorize the objects in the world. No light reaches brain. The only thing that reaches our brain is an electrical signal. Our brains take electrical signals and create a seamless virtual reality. Nothing we experience is real. At best, everything we experience is an analog of something real in a universe that in some way is analogous to world our brains create for us. We feel hot, cold, rough, smooth, sweet, sour, sounds, music etc. None of these things really exist in the real world, if there is real world. If we could see what we really look like we would freak out. We look like alien monsters. If we could see atoms, molecules, cells, mitochondria, DNA, RNA, electrons, protons, neutrons, quarks, pions, pi-mesons, hormones we would see a completely different world. We would be able to see right through people. We could could see the atoms of food in their digestive system. Nothing would be still. We would see electrons circling atoms. We would see the electromagnetic force-fields around every object. And we would see how every particle is spread-out through all space-time according to its quantum state. Instead of seeing different colored light, all light would be the same color. The only difference between one ray of light and another would be its frequency. We would actually see the frequency of light not some analog representation that corresponds to its frequency. Blue light is not a solid blue, it something that move from one place to another. It has an amplitude and a wavelength. The colors we see stationary. They are aren't moving anywhere. We can't see any amplitude or wavelength in them. A neurologist can make us see the color blue in a completely dark room room simply by touching an electrical probe to a part of our brain responsible for creating the color blue.

There is a movie called Total Recall. Just like the guy in the movie, we have no way of knowing if the reality we experience is real or not. Of course, most mammals are conscious since their brains are similar to ours. The reality they experience may be very different than our own. We can't have any idea of what it is like to be another another animal. But I think with cats and dogs we have some idea. The further away we move from human beings the harder it is to know just what kind of consciousness animals have. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2601:586:C806:900:51CA:2C54:C4E3:7779 (talk) 23:20, 10 November 2016 (UTC)

The OP may care to read our Animal consciousness article. DrChrissy (talk) 00:00, 11 November 2016 (UTC)
None of this seems directly relevant to improving the Wikipedia article, but I'll suggest that the commenter give some thought to what the word "real" means. It might seem obvious, but it isn't actually at all. Looie496 (talk) 05:21, 11 November 2016 (UTC)


i just read this article and i think it's useful — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:18, 4 May 2017 (UTC)

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