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  1. To begin with, I will give a definition from the point of view of psychology, which will help to unequivocally answer this question from the point of view of modern science.

    Consciousness is the subject's idea of the world and its place in it, associated with the ability to give an account of their inner psychic experience and necessary for the reasonable organization of joint activities. Consciousness is a form of mental activity and an element of higher nervous activity, the basis of which is the brain.

    Human consciousness (as well as that of animals, if we consider the approach where all animals with higher nervous activity have consciousness) always has a material substrate – the brain. It is quite ubiditelno proved that damage to certain brain structures or a violation of metabolic processes, a violation of our standard biochemical processes leads to loss of consciousness. That is, all the processes that we call collectively occur through the joint work of neurons, their organized work is insanely complex and many mechanisms are not completely clear. And although it is sometimes difficult for us to imagine that all our thoughts, feelings, and experiences are just the result of electrical and chemical interaction of nerve cells, this can only be frightening at the beginning, because in the end, it does not devalue our experiences in any way. It only makes it possible to understand how it actually works and treat it if the system does not work adaptively.

  2. Consciousness, like the entire psyche, is not material, because it is an informational process. The computer program is also not material. The carrier of this program (computer) is disabled.

  3. Very interesting question. In my opinion, consciousness is still mostly spiritual. Since a person is already beginning to get into consciousness, by various means , for example, a lie detector. and some more tools that measure brain activity, allowing you to draw some conclusions about a person's consciousness. Two decades ago, the word was also spiritual, but today it is material, because through Alice you can control many processes with the word. God says that everything He created, He created in the beginning Spiritually, but through Adam and Eve and their descendants, the world was perceived materially. That is, having tasted the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, Adam and Eve could no longer be together with God, and Adam and Eve, as it is said, became carnal, that is, material and fallen, that is, fallen from God. And we cannot see God now, unless God Himself prepares us to reveal himself to us and we die in the process.

  4. Undoubtedly, a person's “consciousness” is immaterial by definition (and existence). It exists in each of us, but it exists in a special (non-corporeal) way. Although, at the same time, it should not be said that (it) has nothing to do with the material either, since consciousness is in some relation to the human brain, i.e. to its higher <bodily> organization. And she is (still) corporeal!

  5. Well, that's how you look at it.

    The material can be illusory, and the illusory can be material..

    But, within the framework of the world in which we now exist, everything material must be physically accessible, tangible, so to speak..

    And if a person cannot touch something, look at it, etc. – that is, perceive it with any of the physical senses (touch, hug,…) – we believe that it is no longer material at all, and sometimes that it is not at all.

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