I decided to discuss the topic brought up at the end of the video BBC Horizon-The Secret You, regarding the question of who is in charge of your decisions, your conscious self or your unconscious self? I thought that this was very interesting and to look further into this I really recommend watching the video starting at 47:53 until the end (58:41). Since these posts aren't supposed to get too long I won't discuss all that he does but instead I'll assume those reading this have seen it and I am just reflecting on the topic.
For one, I can't believe that technology is at a place where they are even able to test these theories and get answers to some very complex topics. I am not sure where researchers will go with these kind of findings because it seems so crazy that if we are able to see that decisions are made six seconds prior to conscious awareness, who is to say that we are committed to making that decision?
I am sure that there are many questions such as this that are explored and I would like to look into other theories. I came across another claim that maybe we are not decision makers at all and consciousness is actually the result of our unconscious processes? I really don't know what to think about these kind of questions since I can't relate to these scientists levels of knowledge but that is why it's cool watching things like this to get a sense of what they work on.
I thought this was an interesting image to think about, since I wasn't sure of a picture for this direct topic.