posted on Oct, 26 2012 @ 06:09 PM
The reason that you experience your conscious decision (up to) 7 seconds after your brain has decided is that you experience all consciousness
as immediate memory, regardless of what it is you are experiencing. This is due to this unique brain/mind coordination of progressive sentience that
evolved as the most stable and workable survival strategy possible, considering the complexities inherent with such a sophisticated data management
One side effect of this strategic coordination is something called cognitive dissonance. This is when external information that was received by either
eyes, nose, ears, touch or taste is prevented from entering the brain's memory cloud upon initial processing, due to severe clashes with a primary
tenet of the mind's existence narrative. Its during this "7 seconds" (can be as brief as 1/2 second) that this processing effort is accomplished,
and the managed data is then "experienced" consciously by the corporeal "mind".
It's pretty fascinating stuff.