The brain is still a mystery, but neuroscientists are shedding light on it at a rapid pace. Scientists have made an impressive number of discoveries about how the brain gives rise to our actions, sensations, and emotions. But there's one question so difficult that philosopher David Chalmers has dubbed it the "Hard Problem of Consciousness" (or the "hard problem," for short): why do any of our mental processes feel like anything? Why do we have an inner life? Why aren't we just meat robots that interact with the world without actually experiencing it?
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