Faraday is another important contributor to modern theory of physics yet he had similar issues to Einstein.
That was not my intent.And don't call me closed minded.
As am I interested (very much so) but I do not believe in our lifetimes we will truly understand consciousness, if ever.I'm actually really interested in consciousness and a lot of my thesis work touches on parts of neuroscience dealing with it. There is interesting research being done in the area of consciousness and ideas of group consciousness and dualism (the latter which isn't regarded very well anymore but still hasn't been completely ruled out.)
For every scientifically proven answer, hundreds, if not thousands, of new questions arise. Hypothesis requires imagination and mental connections being made between often superficially unrelated events, processes and materials. The proof comes after and is always limited by what we know and understand and can prove with the resources and knowledge that we have at this time.