The Ego Tunnel - Metzinger

The Ego Tunnel: The Science of the Mind and the Myth of the Self
Thomas Metzinger

…the deeper, holistic sense of self is not a mystery immune to scientific exploration – it is a form of conscious representational content, and it can be selectively manipulated under carefully controlled experimental conditions.”

“…the physical universe itself possesses an intrinsic potential for the emergence of subjectivity.”

“The mathematical theory of neural networks has revealed the enormous number of possible neuronal configurations in our brains and the vastness of different types of subjective experience. Most of us are completely unaware of the potential and depth of our experiential space.” 

“The current lack of a genuine consciousness culture is a social expression of the fact that the philosophical project of enlightenment has become stuck…”