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It is amazing how the human brain works at such a young age. According to the video, we become self aware between the ages of 18 to 24 months. this evidence was brought out in the experiment performed on children The amount of questions left unanswered is staggering. A few of them include whether or not animals are aware of themselves, if cells are aware of themselves and so on. Not only was I amazed at how much similar humans are to chimpanzees and orangutans regarding self awareness, but also how much time professor Gordon Gallup spent pursing this area of science. He describes self awareness as having the ability to put ourselves in relation to past, present, and future events. The positive associated with self awareness is our ability as humans to shape the world according to our vision. However, being self aware also means being aware of death.

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