Most of what is going on in the human mind is not as dependent on the brain as some approaches to neuroscience would require.
One genuine surprise in recent decades has been the discovery that plants have nervous systems like animals.
“Modern physics was founded on the separation of mind and matter.” Indeed, it was. And if that doesn’t work, materialism is dead.
It is important to qualify what “consciousness” means when we are talking about bees.
Will robots or other computers ever become so fast and powerful that they become conscious, creative, and free?