SEAN MANTON is a Biomedical Engineering major in the Class of 2013. He would like to study Neuroscience/Neuroengineering in grad school and thus found Professor Scheuerman’s course truly fascinating. He would especially like to thank Professor Scheuerman for helping him with his development as a writer, for the insight into cognitive neuroscience and the nature of consciousness that he gained from this course, and of course for nominating this essay. He would also like to thank his WR 100 teacher, Professor Eubanks. This essay was written for Stephen Scheuerman’s course, WR 150: The Nature of Consciousness.