The deep you
There is a lot of naive philosophy of the mind — including from philosophers — that pays little attention to what neuroscientists think. It strikes me as quite likely that the “conscious” aspect of thought is a more modest mechanism than we tend to think. According to this paper’s lead author Ezequiel Morsella:
The information we perceive in our consciousness is not created by conscious thought. Nor is it reacted to by conscious processes. Consciousness is the middle-man and it doesn’t do as much work as you think.