Philosopher Phillip Goff is, intriguingly, on the right track but he errs in his subsequent inference to cosmopsychism.
Emergence, as a perceptual surprise, can’t explain the mind because emergence presupposes the mind.
Tatiana and Krista Hogan’s shared and individual powers of mind are just what Thomistic dualism predicts.
“Is the soul real? Or is it just an old construct used to explain what a scientifically illiterate society could not?”
The human mind, unlike the human brain, is an immaterial entity, thus unrealizable by a material artifact like a computer.