For this blog I chose to write about where consciousness resides. It was fascinating to watch the BBC Horizon video - The Secret You. It was so cool to see the British man hold the brain. I could connect to him because I have never done anything like that before and neither had he. It is crazy to think that he was holding a person's brain. That brain was everything to somebody. It held all of their thoughts and emotions and gave them their personality. It is a privilege to essentially hold another person in the palm of your hands. There are over 100 billion nerve cells in the brain, but which ones make us conscious? It was really cool to watch this video and know what the doctor was talking about. He mentioned parts of the brain such as the cerebral cortex and the brain stem, and I was like, "I know what those are!" It was awesome listening to a doctor and knowing what he was going to say next. I guess the authors of the textbook knew a thing or two after all. Just like I remembered, consciousness is all about constant activation of the cortex. Nevertheless there are many aspects of the brain that I do not yet understand, and this video did a great job of sparking my interest.