Yet the new research on priming makes it clear that we are not alone in our own consciousness.
We have company, an invisible partner who has strong reactions about the world that don’t always agree with our own, but whose instincts, these studies clearly show, are at least as likely to be helpful, and attentive to others, as they are to be disruptive.
That is from a fascinating story from NYT, more here.
What I would like to know though, is what are the rules of interaction between these conscious and unconscious portions of our mind. How are these rules set in order to guarantee that each part serves our overall interests?