The wild and wacky world of the mind is getting peeled apart, layer by layer, by neuroscience, cognitive science, psychology, and philosophy. The ability to be aware of ourselves and the world we live in is one of the most interesting and most important areas of the mind currently being focused on.
What it means to be conscious individuals matters greatly. Awareness is, as I’ve argued, one of the foundations holding up moral character and responsibility. It is of utmost importance we cut our way through the jungle that is the study of mind and get to the good treasure.
One of the treasures of consciousness is its ability to be improved as a skill, and here’s how it works.