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1045d · Philosophy
Whats one thing you could take away from the human mind, that if you take it away, it would remove your ability to be conscious? Whats the puzzle piece that sits between consciousness and being a pzombie?
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This is hard to determine because certain function of the brain could be picked up by other parts of the brain.

I'm inclined to say that it's somewhere in the stem/base of the brain.
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Problem is, removing this could cause severe impairements in general, so you can't say: "conciousness is removed" because you removed the brainstem.
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Similar to ripping out the power cord of a computer means, the computer turns off (stops working).
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Curiosity?
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Whatever this thing is, i want to study it. Is it a certain mental faculty? Is it an abstract concept? Is there some specific part of your brain that if you stab it you could be alive
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| and maybe even remain intelligent objectively but lose your subjective view of your own consciousness?

I just want to know what they key to consciousness is, so i can upload it
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| into an artificial intelligence, i mean study it to broaden my appreciation of reality