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The Secret Life's of the Brain

Brain_crazy
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2/6/2012 1:02:18 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
Awesome talk. I thought I would share this with you guys.

(On the brain) "The conscious part is like a stowaway on a transatlantic steamship that's taking credit for the whole journey without acknowledging the engineering underfoot," - David Eagleman (Neuroscientist)
Wnope
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2/6/2012 1:58:45 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Worse. The stowaway is really just another cog in the steam ship. However, because of how that cog works, it believes itself to be independent of the ship itself and able to comment on the ship's activities as a whole.

Also, when the ship does something the stowaway didn't "order," the stowaway will confabulate an explanation for why HE wanted the ship to turn that way.
Brain_crazy
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2/7/2012 12:25:14 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 2/6/2012 1:58:45 PM, Wnope wrote:
Worse. The stowaway is really just another cog in the steam ship. However, because of how that cog works, it believes itself to be independent of the ship itself and able to comment on the ship's activities as a whole.

Also, when the ship does something the stowaway didn't "order," the stowaway will confabulate an explanation for why HE wanted the ship to turn that way.

lol exactly man! But then again the unconscious part shares your consciousness's same personality, so it isn't all that often that it goes against what 'you' "wanted". (relatively speaking)