|Consciousness, philosophy: The experience of differences along with a freedom of choice as opposed to purely automatic responses. See also intentionality, identity theory, other minds.|
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Consciousness/Brain/Dennett: (according to Dawkins) the brain works with a software that is designed to create the illusion of sequential data processing (the "consciousness stream"). However, this is missing in most animals.
Gene/Brain/Dawkins: the reason why genes cannot directly control our behavior like with marionette cords is time delay.
The genes control protein synthesis: this is effective but slow.
Behavior: is, on the other hand, very fast.
Consciousness/Dawkins: Perhaps consciousness arises when the brain simulates the world so completely that this simulation must contain a model of its own ((s) of the simulation, for every simulation is indeed a model of the world).
Dawkins: why is there not a model of the model, etc.?
Das egoistische Gen, Hamburg 1996
M. St. Dawkins
Die Entdeckung des tierischen Bewusstseins Hamburg 1993