In “How Phantom Limbs Explain Consciousness,” Michael Graziano says that “the brain’s model of the body can tell us a lot about its model of attention.” Just as the brain generates a schema of the body, it generates a scheme of attention. “You know, the feely thing inside me. Consciousness.”
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Phantom limbs have always puzzled me, but gradually I’m learning that the brain creates models based on consciousness rather than concrete existence!
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Even with the loss of a limb, the brain’s recognision of it’s existence manifests itself in the form of a phantom limb.