Reading the book How We Learn by Benedict Carey, he early on compares the brain to a film crew with cinematography - zooming in, framing shots, sound engineers - fiddling with volume, filtering background noise, editors and writers, a graphics person, a prop stylist, a composer working to supply the tone, feeling, and of course someone keeping the books, tracking invoices, facts, figures, and in the end, my own ending, where and when we’ll play to the biggest audience, achieve longevity. The director Carey says will decide which pieces go where, “braiding all these elements together.” So…are our brains the directors? We are, in fact, auteurs. Carey also states that our brains interprets scenes right “after they happen, inserting judgments, meanings, and context on the fly.” That’s the cinematic experience in a nutshell. No wonder we’re hooked.