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Where Is Consciousness Located In The Brain?

We have become so accustomed to living our lives without contemplating and questioning that we take solace in relating the things we can see to ‘matter’ and the things we can’t see to magic! Some call this magic ‘mother nature’ and some call it ‘God’! It is as though we unwisely insist on not seeing the magnificent mechanism of the body, the cause-and-effect relation and the perfection of the brain, which is the most elevated mechanism of the One denoted by the name ‘Allah’! So-called scholars and their heralds who have no idea about the role of genes in the creation and life of man and its place and function in the brain, console the masses with nonsense ideas such as man being some sort of a hocus-pocus creation of God and all man has to do is deify and worship this God! We are afraid of thinking, questioning and knowing ourselves! Narrators of Quranic verses and hadith have no idea about the modern scientific developments, and most scientists are unaware of the pure knowledge di

Giant Neuron Found Wrapped around an Entire Mouse Brain. Consciousness found?

Like ivy plants that send runners out searching for something to cling to, the brain’s neurons send out shoots that connect with other neurons throughout the organ. A new digital reconstruction method shows three neurons that branch extensively throughout the brain, including one that wraps around its entire outer layer. The finding may help to explain how the brain creates consciousness. Christof Koch, president of the Allen Institute for Brain Science in Seattle, Washington, explained his group’s new technique at a February 15 meeting of the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies initiative in Bethesda, Maryland. He showed how the team traced three neurons from a small, thin sheet of cells called the claustrum — an area that Koch believes acts as the seat of consciousness in mice and humans1. Tracing all the branches of a neuron using conventional methods is a massive task. Researchers inject individual cells with a dye, slice the brain into thin sections and