Consciousness and Neuronal Connections
here are chains of neurons around this room, talking to each other. And there is no real distinctiveness of your consciousness from somebody else’s consciousness. This is not mumbo-jumbo philosophy. It emerges from our understanding of basic neuroscience. For the longest time people have regarded science and the humanities as being distinct. C.P. Snow spoke of the two cultures: science on the one hand, humanities on the other; never the twain shall meet.
(Excerpt from his TED Talk – VS Ramachandran: The neurons that shaped civilization.)