Self Comes to Mind: Constructing the Conscious Brain

“We take consciousness for granted because it is so available, so easy to use, so elegant in its daily disappearing and reappearing acts. And yet. when we think of it, scientists and nonscientists alike, we do puzzle. What is consciousness made of? Mind with a twist. it seems to me, since we cannot be conscious without having a mind to be conscious of. But what is mind made of? Does mind come from the air or from the body? Smart people say it comes from the brain. That it is in the brain. but that is not a satisfactory reply. How does the brain do mind?”

– Antonio Damasio, author of SELF COMES TO MIND: CONSTRUCTING THE CONSCIOUS BRAIN