Most of what is going on in the human mind is not as dependent on the brain as some approaches to neuroscience would require.
Because minds don’t fossilize, anything we think we know about the minds of putative prehumans is speculation.
Jerry Coyne is having a hard time understanding why anyone would even consider taking panpsychism seriously.
Wilder Penfield concluded that free will is not in the brain — it is an immaterial power of the mind.
If humans are just “robots made of meat,” then the seat of consciousness ought to be locatable somewhere in the brain.