“Well, it turns out that you are not one thing. Your brain is made up of lots of competing sub-populations. The right way to think about the brain is [that it’s] like a neural parliament with different political parties that are battling it out to steer the ship of state.” David Eagleman discussing his book Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain with Stephen Colbert on The Colbert Report (the quote starts at 4:55). Sounds like someone’s been reading my comics! Amanuensis –noun. A person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another.