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Post Debate Reflections: The Sound of One Hand Clapping

Post Debate Reflections: The Sound of One Hand Clapping

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The current online voting for Wednesday (May 7, 2014) night'€™s debate shows Dr Moody and myself (Dr Eben Alexander) victorious (currently 68:32, from 50:50 before the debate). I suspect that is related to the listeners'€™ awareness that an audience of neuroscientists would have agreed with me, against Steven Novella, that no neuroscientist on earth can give the first sentence to explain a possible mechanism by which the physical brain creates consciousness (the Hard Problem of Consciousness '€“ see below). The brain is obviously tightly linked to consciousness '€“ the mistake is in believing, as I did before my coma (and the debate opponents Novella & Carroll still do), that the brain creates consciousness. He now knows otherwise.