By definition, if an electron responds to something, that would mean the electron was “aware “ of that thing (Note: Yesterday’s topic was on the word consciousness). For example, an electron shooting through space will move in a straight line. However, if I place a magnet near the electron, the magnetic field will alter the path of the electron causing the electron to move in a different direction. Then was the electron “aware” of the magnetic field? The answer is YES because we can observe that the magnet’s field altered the path of the electron’s movement.
However, if I play some music as the electron is moving, the music will not affect the movement of the electron. Therefore, the electron is not responding to the music. We might say the electron is not “aware” of the music, which by definition means, the electron may not be “conscious” of the music.
In summary, we can measure the “consciousness” of something by how it responds to stimuli. Electrons respond to only a few stimuli and humans respond to millions of stimuli. The electron is only a little “conscious.” A human is millions of times more “conscious” than an electron. But, BOTH are conscious by definition.