Science has uncovered a huge amount of information about the universe. But some areas are proving resistant. One intractable puzzle is consciousness.
Part of the mystery is how it’s possible to have a unified self that can experience and reflect upon the stream of sensory impressions and thoughts of the mind. For all of the fear that Artificial Intelligence will gain so much information and processing speed that it will achieve consciousness, neuroscientists agree that such capabilities have nothing to do with consciousness. However, they admit that they can’t account for consciousness either.