The Storyteller in Your Head

Our left hemisphere tweaks the facts, spins the story, and allows us to feel like we're in charge, experiments with split-brain patients reveal.

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We humans think we make all our decisions to act consciously and willfully. We all feel we are wonderfully unified, coherent mental machines and that our underlying brain structure must reflect this overpowering sense. It doesn’t. No command center keeps all other brain systems hopping to the instructions of a five-star general. The brain has millions of local processors making important decisions. There is no one boss in the brain. You are certainly not the boss of your brain. Have you ev...
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