Experience of Consciousness

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A Experience of Consciousness is a subjective experience in a cognitive agent of their own state of consciousness at a moment in time of consciousness.




  • (Wikipedia, 2016) ⇒ http://wikipedia.org/wiki/self Retrieved:2016-3-29.
    • The self is the subject of one's own experience of phenomena: perception, emotions, thoughts. In phenomenology, it is conceived as what experiences, and there isn't any experiencing without an experiencer, the self. The self is therefore an "immediate given", an intrinsic dimension of the fact of experiencing phenomena. In some other trends of philosophy, the self is instead seen as requiring a reflexive perception of oneself, the individual person, meaning the self in such a view is an object of consciousness.

      The self has been studied extensively by philosophers and psychologists and is central to many world religions. With the recent rise in technology, the self has been discussed under various new emerging fields, such as Technoself Studies.



  • George Johnson. (2016). “Consciousness: The Mind Messing With the Mind.” In: The New York Times - Science, JULY 4, 2016
    • QUOTE: ... Michael Graziano, a neuroscientist at Princeton University, suggested to the audience that consciousness is a kind of con game the brain plays with itself. The brain is a computer that evolved to simulate the outside world. Among its internal models is a simulation of itself — a crude approximation of its own neurological processes. The result is an illusion. Instead of neurons and synapses, we sense a ghostly presence — a self — inside the head. But it’s all just data processing. “The machine mistakenly thinks it has magic inside it,” Dr. Graziano said. And it calls the magic consciousness. It’s not the existence of this inner voice he finds mysterious. “The phenomenon to explain,” he said, “is why the brain, as a machine, insists it has this property that is nonphysical.” …


  • Peter Bregman. (2016). “You Need to Practice Being Your Future Self.” In: Harvard Business Review, MARCH 28, 2016
    • QUOTE: Even though Sanjay is delighted at the idea of focusing on his future self, he resists it because it doesn’t feel as good as solving his current challenges. He isn’t as skilled at it yet. That’s why it’s his future. And that is exactly why he needs to focus on it.

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  3. Centre for Studies in Otherness. Otherness: Essays and studies. 4.1. http://www.otherness.dk/journal/otherness-essays-studies-41/