The grand illusion: Why consciousness exists only when you look for it

New Scientist 174 (2348):26-29 (2002)
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Abstract

Like most people, I used to think of my conscious life as like a stream of experiences, passing through my mind, one after another. But now I’m starting to wonder, is consciousness really like this? Could this apparently innocent assumption be the reason we find consciousness so baffling?

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