The Origin of Consciousness

Kurzgesagt (DE)

This video from Kurzgesagt tells about the origins of our consciousness, the clear awareness of things. What exactly the consciousness is, or how it manifests itself in us, has not yet been explained. It may be a product of evolution that developed through the process of natural selection. The earliest forms of consciousness probably arose from the need of organisms to move towards new food sources and away from threats. Vision in combination with memory and a sense of time allowed humans to set visual goals and, with the aid of an internal representation of the environment, to follow them. Language ultimately made it possible for us to think about these goals together and carry these thoughts forward.

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