Humans are just like all other matter, localized clumps of energy that have been compressed to such an extent that they become solid. And even solid is a relative concept: what we call solid is over 99.999999% empty space. And even empty space is not empty, because energy itself fills that void still.
And knowing that consciousness is not contained in just the physical part of the human body called the brain, we could instead claim that it resides in the mind, which is said to extend beyond the body. Is consciousness itself maybe the pattern that reaches across all matter, not strictly pertaining to one individual or the other?