Consciousness encourages us to believe that we are unique
Jan ‘16

Consciousness is an illusion. It’s a position of psychologist Nicholas Humphrey. But we understand each other, create masterpieces of art and complex scientific theories in virtue of that illusion.

In November 2015 there was a lecture “the Invention of Consciousness” held by prominent psychologist Nicholas Humphrey. Before it He had given an interview to a journal “Psychologies”.
Consciousness encourages us to believe that we are unique

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