"Most scientists can’t explain consciousness in the brain, so they can’t say that consciousness out of the brain is impossible"
"Most scientists can’t explain consciousness in the brain, so they can’t say that consciousness out of the brain is impossible." - Dr. Stuart Hameroff
Think about that statement, which I encountered in this article relating the mind, the brain, and consciousness to quantum mechanics.
It may seem so far fetched to suggest consciousness outside of the brain, but it's true that we haven't yet shown that consciousness is really a characteristic specific to the brain. And it's actually the case that nobody can provide an objective definition for what consciousness is.
But it's taken for granted that consciousness is simply what the brain does. But is it what the brain does? And is consciousness only a part of the brain?
Nobody can really say, can they?
So much fascinating research is being done in the fields of neuroscience yet we can't even say what consciousness is. Weird.