This brief and simplified discernment if to summarize solutions for consciousness and mind quest as had suggested in past discernments:
Consciousness and mind can NEVER be solved by either considering the brain or physical body alone as the sources or mechanisms of consciousness. Since many individuals with split brain, minimum brain, and or almost no brain can still maintain a normal life. And therefore, the brain hypothesis or theory has already been falsified long ago or when such evidence and empirical data were available. For example, where is mind of individuals with almost no brain. And as well as where is mind when the physical body is returned to nature in the known physical world after physical death. Where would mind be when heart and brain were declared dead as well as under anesthesia durig NDE. Therefore, also falsified the physical body alone as the source for consciousness. Therefore, the solutions forward are to incorporate the following philosophy and science into the scientific quest:
1.0 The many sentient composite body-mind system is mean to create, shape, nurture, develop, transform, and purify the subtle body-mind or the real self or emerging spirit-soul potentialities of possibilities through the process of being and becoming. And facilitating by nature wholeness process and mechanism. In simple words, the physical body and subtle body-mind are complementary aspects process of being and becoming between the material and immaterial worlds or with the whole.
2.0 The many sentient composite body-mind is intertwined and entangled with the local and non-local cosmos. And again facilitating by nature wholeness process and mechanism.
3.0 Evolution beyond the known physical world: the subtle body-mind is the real self with potentialities of possibilities to evolve and transition beyond the known physical world or the immaterial realm. And therefore, the mind belongs to the subtle body-mind rather than the physical body or the brain.
4.0 Consciousness is continuous since life and existence is continuous. And which implies continuous dynamic process of transformation and experience or process of being from parts of sum of parts of the greater whole. Therefore, consciousness and mind need to be explored as wholeness process.
5.0 And the wholeness process mentioned is based on the essence, nature, and ground of being. And nature.
Consciousness and mind would NEVER be solved or FORVER unsolvable through present scientific paradigms or concepts. And therefore, it would be far easier through heartful care and mindful care inspired and aspired collective efforts to explore to potentially provide the empirical data supporting the suggested solutions within a few decades or even possibly in about a decade (if essential and meaningful resources and efforts are put forth). Or rather than still search for solutions far into the future (and that is if human species has not yet extinctic). And would eventually realized that the solutions already existed long ago.
And all the while providing long lasting solutions and benefits for the betterment of all in the known physical world. And beyond. And to sentient while conserve or make best use of efforts, resources, and time. And as well as prevent and eliminate harm, injustice, and suffering in the known physical world. And beyond.
For further elaboration and complementary information, refer to https://www.epistemologyontologyfoundationinstitute.org :
Epistemology of Life and Ontology of Existence Foundation and Institute