I thought it was interesting when the question was brought up of where does consciousness begin? I had never really thought about it before, but watching the video is was interesting to see that it develops when we are about 18-24 months old. Also, that other studies show it's only found in more intelligent animals like Chimps and Orangutans and dolphins, and that separates us from the rest of animal kingdom. It makes me wonder what part of the brain gives us this consciousness, and why do other animals not have this? Why is it only seen in mammals? The older man brought up a good point that with self awareness, we also have death awareness, and can think about ourselves in different ways. It made me think, would it almost be better to not be self aware? What would our views of death be if we didn't have a conscious mind, if we even had any views on it? I found that the BBC video gave me more questions than answers about the conscious mind, and how it is formed and why we have it. What benefit does it give us to be self aware?
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