John noted: >>Actually what they are saying is that our subconscious makes all the decisions. >>All this consciousness stuff just makes up a great sounding story Hi John, Not so recent. Julian Jaynes' wonderful (and thought provoking) book  came out probably 15 years ago. Actually a bunch of interesting book on consciousness were published in the 90's ... musta been a subconscious viral fad. ;-) Cheers, Ron  "The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind"