Funny but true: a quick illustration of how the brain works
Based on the neuroscience books I’ve read I’ve come up with a really easy way to explain to someone how the brain works. Below the illustration I explain the nature of the three components of the brain: You, the Nag and your Body.
Your consciousness and personality. The lump sum of your memory and experience that determines how you make decisions and who you are.
The various parts of your biology that you can’t change but that push and pull you to make certain decisions. The Nag tends to be very simple and straightforward in its needs. The Nag’s needs tend to revolve around food, sex and survival. The Nag cannot be reasoned with, only ignored and suppressed.
The Nag is hyper aware of what is outside your body and will scream and yell at you to get something it wants. If you’ve ever driven by a McDonald’s with a three year old in the back seat you know exactly what I’m talking about.
The machine that transports You and the Nag. Your Body needs fuel and constant maintenance. Eventually your Body will have too many miles and break down and die.