Human Consciousness

Of the 10–14 million species currently living on Earth and the estimated 5 billion species now extinct, only human beings possess rationality and sophisticated language. Human consciousness is a puzzling phenomenon, and scientists are still striving to define and understand it.

Studying the brain and mind can give us a scientific insight to why and how we comprehend the world around us. Understanding consciousness, the brain and language can lead us to a better understanding of the role of humans within our universe, and what order and purpose may exist in our lives.

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Origins of Human Consciousness

When did consciousness evolve? How has human consciousness changed over time? There are many possible theories that strive to answer these questions. The videos below discuss aspects of these questions.

Consciousness and the Brain

What is the relationship between the brain, the mind, and consciousness?

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Consciousness and Language

Rationality and language as human characteristics appear to have emerged simultaneously and rapidly, and they seem to signify an ontological discontinuity between humans and other animals.

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