• Question: How does the brain generate consciousness?

    Asked by Meli31 to Colin, John, Kevin, Shikha, Triona on 15 Nov 2014. This question was also asked by piercey360, mnormanly.
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      Kevin Motherway answered on 15 Nov 2014:

      We have no idea! Anaesthetists have a big secret…they can safely send you to sleep and wake you after an operation but they don’t really understand how anaethesia works themselves as what consciousness is and where it is centred in the brain is not well understood at all. Hurry up and become a neuroscientist…there’s a nobel prize waiting.