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2016-01-04 04:33:49 Post No. 7761073
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If one were to slice a tiny bit of my frontal lobe off and replaced the bit with a functionally identical piece of another brain, would I think the same? Would I be the same person? Would I still be conscious? If I would think differently, would I be able to remember the kinds of thoughts I had before the procedure?
Assuming that my personality/memories/thinking processes are not radically altered (that is, assuming that I'm the same conscious being as I was before, just a bit different,) If my brain were to progressively be replaced until it's a wholly different brain, would I still be conscious, just completely different?
If that previous question was a bit vague, here's a way of rephrasing it: Suppose my eyes were active through the entire process and I could see. Would I still be the same person seeing before I got a new brain as after I got a new brain?
Assuming that I'm not the same person as before, why do I have this perception of continuity throughout my life? Surely this iteration of my brain is different from what it was ten years ago. Why is it that I don't experience an interruption of my consciousness?