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What would happen if I suddenly lost consciousness?

To join the other anecdotes I've had a couple of unusual experiences. The first of them I once went to sleep instantly. I blinked and like a switch night turned to day and the curtains were open. A ...
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What would happen if I suddenly lost consciousness?

Oh, this is relatively straightforward to answer, at least from an experiential perspective - everybody can check these things themselves, and nobody seems to have much more to say on it, really, at ...
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What would happen if I suddenly lost consciousness?

I can provide the discussion with a data point, an anecdote of my experience of being unconscious for possibly many minutes, while still functioning fully in my character, in a testing environment. I ...
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What would happen if I suddenly lost consciousness?

It's long been know in medicine what would happen with you in such case. Such kind of state of a person in medicine is called Vegetative state (which is a disorder of consciousness), where person is ...
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What would happen if I suddenly lost consciousness?

There are four main sets of answers you will get from philosophers. From multiple directions, you will be told there will be no difference for your body or behavior. Among the reductive materialists, ...
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What would happen if I suddenly lost consciousness?

You will have exactly this experience when going under general anesthesia before surgery. In that instant the external world vanishes and your experience of self vanishes too, and time does not exist. ...
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What would happen if I suddenly lost consciousness?

Within physicalist monism, there are various views: Reductive materialism says that consciousness corresponds to physical events in the brain. So for your consciousness to "stop working", ...
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What would happen if I suddenly lost consciousness?

I believe that I have some insight on this because I can see where this is coming from because I have experienced something similar I'm not sure if it is exactly as the question describes but what ...
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What would happen if I suddenly lost consciousness?

This is an interesting question: the philosophical term for what you describe is called a 'philosophical zombie' or p-zombie for short. This concept lies at the core of a debate between the dualists ...
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What would happen if I suddenly lost consciousness?

What happens at a sudden loss of consciousness is a medical, notably neurological question. That part of our brain which must be working for being conscious is the thalamus, see Thalamus: Thalamic ...
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