Stories have been the psychosocial crutch that’ve kept our species sane – individually – in an awful unpredictable fear-filled world. The price has been high but here we were in the 21st century, 7 billion plus human brains parsing the universe through prisms of vast collective narratives that affect every moment and define – for most – every reaction, every thought, every decision.

They say the self is an illusion and by way of proof they ask: “Where is the actual you?“ In truth this is hard to answer. Is it in the skull, behind the eyes? We know that isn’t specific enough. No region of the brain can be identified as the physical you. No snip-snip of […]