The puzzle of conscious experience.

@article{Chalmers1995ThePO,
  title={The puzzle of conscious experience.},
  author={D J Chalmers},
  journal={Scientific American},
  year={1995},
  volume={273 6},
  pages={80-6}
}
Conscious experience is at once the most familiar thing in the world and the most mysterious. There is nothing we know about more directly than consciousness, but it is extraordinarily hard to reconcile it with everything else we know. Why does it exist? What does it do? How could it possibly arise from neural processes in the brain? These questions are among the most intriguing in all of science. 
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