The flow of external data, and the sensation and actions trigged by them, feed into the ordering framework of our brains and create an ever more elaborate and every more idiosyncratic, internal conceptual universe. It forms the likes and dislikes, habits of thought, dispositions, beliefs and memories that in time we come of think of as our "selves." (Carter, Rita. Exploring Consciousness. Berkeley:  University of California Press, 2002)