I found these similar phrases (bolded by me) in an article  and am wondering how they can make sense.
Ordinary human beings are conscious. That is, there is something it is like to be us. We have conscious experiences with a subjective character: there is something it is like to see, to hear, to feel, and to think. [...] More broadly, a complete physical description of a system such as a mouse does not appear to tell us what it is like to be a mouse, and indeed whether there is anything it is like to be a mouse.
Now, the meaning the expression conveys is rather straightforward — it is the formulation I have questions about.
Can anyone explain this? Is the form even grammatically correct?
 Chalmers, D. (2010). "The Singularity: A Philosophical Analysis." Journal of Consciousness Studies 17:7-65.