Mar 192012
 

Question by Source: Could there be a single cell in the human body responsible for consciousness?
Could we, our consciousness, be a single neuron such that when we take it out of the brain we appear to leave the body? Kind of like a small human controlling a big mechanical construction machine?

Is that possible or not?

Best answer:

Answer by linlyons
not.

consciousness is defined by the interaction between neurons.

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  One Response to “Could there be a single cell in the human body responsible for consciousness?”

  1. No, it’s not even nearly possible. Consciousness is the result on millions of neurons working together. No process can be accomplished by a single neuron.

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