Someone once suggested a person could be an isolated brain in a vat controlled by a virtual reality generator and there would be no way the person could tell the difference between that and an objective reality.
I suppose this could be true, but I think it is more likely that the brain is the virtual reality generator.
Neuroscience has shown that the brain produces the sense of self, and the sense of time.
People who have had Near Death Experiences say that they experience love, timelessness, and oneness while retaining their individuality. They say that when out of the body, deformities, disease and its associated pain, no longer exist.
The sense of time and the sense of self, disease and pain we have while incarnated are not real. They are illusions produced by the brain. All the studies by neuroscientists attempting to show how the brain produces consciousness are really showing how the brain produces a sham reality.
Many of the great mystical traditions have said that reality is an illusion. Neuroscience provides the mechanism for that illusion.
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