I'm sorry you took it as an insult, it was not intended. I just don't understand what you're talking about.
Breaking down your incoherent (to me) post:
What is mahogany?
Mahogany is a type of hard wood, as far as I know it's used to make furniture and expensive floors.
Let's say we eat some out of the ordinary food. And it smells a bit like mahogany.
As far as I know, mahogany is not edible.
We could analyze the brain and see the neurons light up, but those neurons would not be mahogany.
If we were to scan brain activity of an individual who is experiencing smelling mahogany, we would see activity in his/hers temporal lobes which are located on both sides of the head just above the ears. The temporal lobes would not be mahogany (what does that mean?)
And we wouldn't be able to understand what mahogany actually is.
Sure we would. Considering that we knew what the smell of mahogany is prior to the experience.
Thus consciousness contains information that is outside the brain's information set, and converts/transforms the brain into something different from itself.
Nope. Conciousness is located in the brain. Where else would conciousness be located? Also conciousness does not convert the brain, it's part of it's function.
Like how we "see" color in photons when they are simply colorless waveforms.
White visible light contains all the colors within it's spectrum. If you don't believe me, grab a piece of glass and shine white light through it and you will see the light refract into different colors.
Well, they say the majority of taste is smell. You can taste a flower, doesn't make it edible. Edibility has nothing to do with anything.
And you could replace the word "mahogony" with some other word, like tacos.
We do not fully understand why tacos taste like tacos.
I specifically picked the word "mahogany" so people wouldn't just say "Oh it tastes salty, sweet, or this and that". I wanted to pick something weird so people couldn't just resort to the tastebud explanation.
Also, I don't know what your point is about white light, it seems like a tangent. I was saying that the color red is different from purple because our brain or consciousness makes it such. Empirical data involving of color is just colorless waveforms. A total colorblind person cannot see color even if he understands the science of color.
We know what the smell of mahogony is. But we do not why the smell of mahogony smells in such a way. We just know, that neurons activate and it smells like it due to consciousness. But we don't know any kind of deep explanation.
Consciousness is apparently located in the brain. But it is not the brain, because when we look at the brain we don't see sense qualia. So something is converting brain data to sense qualia, since brain data is not the same as sense qualia. A serotonin molecule is not happiness, until it becomes connected to our consciousness and then it is converted (perhaps inherently, perhaps not inherently) into happiness.
"Einstein and High Laurie's House, and even the star of the adult cartoon Archer (Sterling Archer) -and he's basically Jason Bourne, all have asperger's syndrome, which is autism without the bad side effects like poor muscle control, epilepsy, speech impediment, or any serious impairments. But they all have brain damage." - Super Polymath