Monist theory suggests rather than matter consciousness is the universe, (Hoffman, Kastrup, Kleiner…). Unquestionably consciousness exists and must be accounted for. They say consciousness is not a byproduct of the brain but exists independently in its own right, matter is the epiphenomenon of consciousness. We are altered consciousness of the collective obtaining our individuality that way, multiple personality disorder. Predominantly visual we make sense of existence through seeing, hence the world of objects. Humans interpret reality, the data we perceive, as matter. They suspect reality is very different.
Science too regards consciousness. Quantum mechanic’s double slit experiment shows that particles require perception to choose a slit. And in entanglement theory particles communicate faster than the speed of light. Are we discovering consciousness behind matter such that particles don’t need to communicate?