To find better means of fixing the brain, we first need to achieve something more fundamental. We must understand how it works.
– Sebastian Seung
Consciousness turns out to consist of a maelstrom of events distributed across the brain. These events compete for attention, and as one process outshouts the others, the brain rationalizes the outcome after the fact and concocts the impression that a single self was in charge all along.
– Steven Pinker