I’ve been interested in ideas emerging from behavioural neuroscience for some time and I thought it might be worth sharing one of my favourites here. In his book, Your Brain At Work, David Rock likens the conscious mind to a stage in a small theatre with fairly limited resources; there’s a director, some actors and an audience. The stage (pre-frontal cortex) is where thinking plays out. The actors (consciously selected information and external stimuli) and selected guests from the audience (memories and internal models) collaborate on stage to facilitate understanding and inform decision-making.

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AuthorTrevor Lindars