Brian Resnick

I’m thinking about proprioception. I watched someone without Piezo2 receptors try to touch a ball on a table in front of her with her eyes closed. And she couldn’t do it. I asked her, “What does it feel like when your eyes are closed?” And she said, “It’s like I’m lost.”

Then I tried to think what I feel when I close my eyes and can sense the locations of objects around me. And I don’t have a word for it.

Ardem Patapoutian

It’s consciousness. That’s what I keep going back to.

Brian Resnick

Is that just pure consciousness? It’s just awareness?

Ardem Patapoutian

I think I would get into trouble if I called proprioception consciousness. But I actually think, at the most basic level, a physical aspect of consciousness requires proprioception.

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