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The Philosophy of: Waking Life – What is Consciousness (and the Mind)? + The Philosophy of: Bart asking what it is. And Homer on what he thinks it is.

When you’re dreaming what’s the difference between it and being awake?¹

Is it just a case of having less sensory input compared to when you’re awake? Your brain can’t distinguish between things that happen in your dreams and things when you’re awake.

Biut look at your body when you’re asleep. It lies there like a bag of bones.

So the only difference may be the input of touch that says you’re lying on a mattress. But before the realisation… in your dreams, to your brain, both are equally real.

¹ Is it that your don’t feel ‘pain’ in your dream? The physical kind?