Assuming that conscious experience has to do with information processing and integration (see here and here) and that information is coded and processed by the firing of neurons, I wonder what the following thought experiment would yield:
Given a brain with interacting neurons firing the way they do and accompanied by a given (and determined) stream of consciousness. Now consider each neuron been shifted to any location in space without affecting/disturbing the timeliness of signal propagation. This means: All neurons would fire the same as before, but their spatial distances would be completely different - formerly nearby neurons would be far away of each other and vice versa.
Will the stream of consciousness be the same?
Edit: I reworked this question and asked it as new one here: The distorted brain in a vat.