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From the Ted Talk by Antonio Damasio: The quest to understand consciousness

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But there is something else that we are all experiencing in this room. We are not passive exhibitors of viuasl or auditory or tactile images. We have selves. We have a Me that is aicaltltmauoy present in our minds right now. We own our minds. And we have a sense that it's everyone of us that is experiencing this — not the person who is sitting next to you. So in oerdr to have a conscious mind, you have a self within the conscious mind. So a conscious mind is a mind with a self in it. The self introduces the subjective perspective in the mind, and we are only fluly conscious when self comes to mind. So what we need to know to even address this mrtesyy is, number one, how are minds are put together in the barin, and, number two, how selves are constructed.

Open Cloze

But there is something else that we are all experiencing in this room. We are not passive exhibitors of ______ or auditory or tactile images. We have selves. We have a Me that is _____________ present in our minds right now. We own our minds. And we have a sense that it's everyone of us that is experiencing this — not the person who is sitting next to you. So in _____ to have a conscious mind, you have a self within the conscious mind. So a conscious mind is a mind with a self in it. The self introduces the subjective perspective in the mind, and we are only _____ conscious when self comes to mind. So what we need to know to even address this _______ is, number one, how are minds are put together in the _____, and, number two, how selves are constructed.

Solution

  1. brain
  2. visual
  3. automatically
  4. order
  5. mystery
  6. fully

Original Text

But there is something else that we are all experiencing in this room. We are not passive exhibitors of visual or auditory or tactile images. We have selves. We have a Me that is automatically present in our minds right now. We own our minds. And we have a sense that it's everyone of us that is experiencing this — not the person who is sitting next to you. So in order to have a conscious mind, you have a self within the conscious mind. So a conscious mind is a mind with a self in it. The self introduces the subjective perspective in the mind, and we are only fully conscious when self comes to mind. So what we need to know to even address this mystery is, number one, how are minds are put together in the brain, and, number two, how selves are constructed.

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