posted on May, 5 2011 @ 06:12 AM
As other mentioned, the brain is more powerful than we know. What is "you" is nothing more than an image the brain creates. The brain itself has all
kinds of processes going on all the time, so many it doesn't inform the self of all of it's calculations, only those the self chooses or believes it
is relevant, based on previous made choices. I believe the brain calculates all kinds of scenario's throughout the day but only a small percentage of
those actually happen, the rest is just neglected. So it might very well be the brain decided the self (you) could not anticipate good enough to
prevent damage and so it took over and bypassed the self or put it offline for a few minutes so it was able to execute a scenario in which damage
would likely be prevented, making complex movements the self ordinarily would not do or maybe can't do consciously, those movements is what the brain
learned after all these years of driving.
Not that the body is a seperate entity from the individual it creates but rather a kind of failsafe, like instincts taking over. If you were conscious
of it I bet you would describe it as the body moving out of it's own accord like it was possesed while in reality the body went into a lifesaving
mode. This might also explain the idea of having died (you were temporarily deactivated, but not like when you are sleeping) and the guilt of killing
your family (you were not good enough to save them, something else did).
Just like when dodging bullets, the brain might have already calculated 10 different trajectories and selected 1 as being the most likely and already
gave the body commands to move in a certain position it estimates as being safe, while the 'self' is trying to catch up and rationally tries to figure
out what is happening by verbalizing the situation.
edit on 5/5/2011 by Dragonfly79 because: (no reason given)