Consider the science of consciousness as not being separate from us but rather as a way of describing us in relation to . . . reality. In the same way a photograph of us is not us, but rather depicts us, science attempts to objectively (or subjectively) depict terrains of reality. Science is not reality. Science is a structure to portray reality.
Science of Consciousness offers maps or snapshots to describe reality. Similarly, we as human, conscious beings are far more complex than what is depicted in a photograph. The true nature of reality expands far beyond scientific perspectives or prisms of awareness. The true nature of reality is seemingly limitless, and some scientific models attempt to capture and reflect this vast and boundless notion too.
Perhaps the Science of Consciousness is really about the workability innate to all of reality? From a practical standpoint, workable models in science can support us in our experience of interactive reality creation. We can look to a science of consciousness to point us toward possible truths that enable our inner worlds to match our outer experiences.
In this process, we may want to be more conscious and conscientious about our notions of consciousness, for fixating on any specific idea can limit the very continuum of what we are attempting to be aware of, flow with, notice, and experience.
~Melissa Joy ‘Little Book of Big Potentials’