The Great Course, Mind-Body Philosophy, indicated through tests of cognitive "time" between thought and action in the brain revealed that brain activity was before the impulse to think and act. Thinking is too slow, reaction is imminent and thus the impulse is quicker than any thought. The only way to describe it is, "WTF" did I just do!!?
The brain is a complex organ that evolved through time. We should not be surprised that some parts work faster to stimuli than others.
If you accidently burn yourself, the subconsciousness works to pull your hand away. Then we think about it. But it is still our central nervous system handling the process.
I am just suggesting that this truism is not such a big revelation after all.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04-Aug-19 19:34 by Eddie Larry.