Consciousness is known as the “hard problem” of neuroscience.
No one knows what it is beyond the fact that they have it.
Panpsychism contends that consciousness pervades the universe and is a fundamental feature of it. So does that mean my cat is conscious? What about my chair?
Philip Goff is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Durham Univeristy and author of 'Galileo's Error: Foundations For A New Science of Concsiousness.'