The Way We Are
Our brains are a vastly parallel and distributed system, each with a gazillion decision-making points and centres of integration. The 24/7 brain never stops managing our thoughts, desires, and bodies. The millions of networks are a sea of forces, not single soldiers waiting for the commander to speak. It is also a determined system, not a freewheeling cowboy acting outside the physical, chemical forces that fill up our universe. And yet, these modern facts do not in the least convince us there is not a central “you”, a “self” calling the shots in each of us. Again, that is the puzzle, and our task is to try and understand how it all might work.