The brain is the most complicated machine we know of in the universe. Too complex for it to understand itself. Wonderful isn’t it?
The subject of consciousness still baffles scientists to this day. How am I aware of myself sitting here, typing this message? I’m aware that I exist within my body… but “I” am my brain. But that doesn’t make sense. A computer is useless unless someone else is sitting at the end, looking at a monitor to analyze the information processed by the computer.
Who is sitting at the end of my brain, analyzing the information? How can it do so “itself”?
Another curious way to phrase this paradox, imagine a perfect clone was constructed of yourself. Perfect in every way, every atom. The same composition, position and energy state. Identical in matter and energy. Now, are you consciously aware of both bodies? If so… how would that work? You’d see through 4 eyes instead of 2? In different places? You’d be aware of all senses of both bodies? If the answer is no, that would make even less sense. You’re completely 100% identical. You’d have to be conscious in both bodies, unless there is a component to consciousness we’re missing.