One of this year’s essay of Common Application is that “Describe a problem you’ve solved or a problem you’d like to solve. It can be an intellectual challenge, a research query, an ethical dilemma-anything that is of personal importance, no matter the scale. Explain its significance to you and what steps you took or could be taken to identify a solution.”, I want to write something about “consciousness”, like “What is consciousness” or “How does consciousness work”. However, I’ve got idea about these questions in philosophical aspects (idealist aspects) but I’d like to major in neuroscience and study them in science.
So how to write this essay? Or even could this topic possible? Is that of “personal importance”? But it is a somewhat philosophical question, so it may be difficult for me to write of my personal affairs. And in the philosophical aspect, I believe I have gotten a fuzzy idea, and maybe in scientific aspect too. Should it be a solved question or question needed to solve? True there are many difficulties, but I still think it is a somewhat great topic, even though I’m worrying whether should it be written.
Do you guys have some ideas? Thank you!