On the levels of consciousness and self-awareness of living organisms


  • Aleksandr Bukalov


consciousness, self-awareness, neuron, living cell, brain, paradigm, quantum consciousness, information theory


Analysis of experimental data on the presence of self-awareness in animals, including ants, shows that the number of neurons in the body's brain has almost no effect on the phenomenon of self-awareness. At the same time, already unicellular organisms demonstrate complex purposeful behavior with decision-making. This allows us to hypothesize that a living cell is not only the minimum unit of a living, but also the minimum integral unit of self-awareness. Within the framework of the information approach, a model of the logarithmic dependence of the degree of self-awareness of a living organism on the number of neurons or cells that play their role is proposed.

How to Cite

Bukalov, A. (2019). On the levels of consciousness and self-awareness of living organisms. Physics of Consciousness and Life, Cosmology and Astrophysics, 19(3-4), 45–50. Retrieved from https://physics.socionic.info/index.php/physics/article/view/525




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