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It is evident to everyone, even to non-professionals, that human consciousness raises a major problem in Science and therefore in Neuroscience. So much so that today we try in every way to eliminate consciousness as pure epiphenomenon or to completely reduce it to the brain. The article specifies first the scientific method and discusses the possible limits of applicability to the field of consciousness. Then tries to show the elusive nature every definition of human consciousness has. Finally, it recalls a quote from the monumental work of Prof. Savoldi on “La Coscienza”, a fundamental passage that clarifies beyond ambiguity, with the help of Pascal, the only cognitive modality (comprehension) that allows one to approach the conscience and which can not be the experimental method.