Eugene Leitl (Eugene.Leitl at lrz.uni-muenchen.de) wrote:
: In a scientific frame of refenence, there is no "consciousness". So far
: there is no evidence of "consciousness" to be a nonphysical process. So
: the question is, is QM adequate to explain all physical processes? Of
: course not. Relativity and QM are known to be unresolvable. We still lack
The difference between "consciousness" and "sensation" is scientifically
relevant to the field of anesthesia research.
It is a known fact that we can block sensory pathways without making
patients unconscious, and we can make patients unconscious without blocking
the pain sensation and the sympathetic response to pain. As of yet, we do
know the mechanism of action for volatile anesthestics.