Mind Game

I have no idea,
How I control - And
How I coordinate,
Hundreds of my muscles,
To balance myself - And
To move my legs – Yet
I think...
I'm the in-charge of my walk!

I've just a vague idea,
How I choose my words,
With appropriate meaning;
How I arrange my words,
With proper grammar;
How I arrange my sentences,
With meaningful order – Yet
I think...
I'm the in-charge of my speech!

Short-term memory - Or
Long-term memory - Or
Episodic memory - Or
Semantic memory - Or
Procedural memory...
I have no idea,
Where I store - Or
How I store - Or
How I get back - Yet
I think...
I'm the in-charge of my memory
Damage in my spinal cord,
Would paralyze my body;
Damage in my visual cortex,
Would impair my vision;
Damage in my auditory cortex,
Would impair my hearing;
Damage in my somatosensory system,
Would impair my sense of touch;
Damage in my olfactory system,
Would impair my sense of smell...
Yet other brain damages,
Would disrupt my...
Moods and emotions, wants and desires,
Level of pain, level of awareness,
Sense of orientation, sense of time...
Yet other brain damages,
Would impair my...
Word recognition, face recognition,
Social skills, verbal skills,
Decision making, sense making,
Understanding ability, learning ability,
Remembering ability, controlling ability...
YET...
When everything works fine,
I think...
I have freewill!

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CK. Kamaraj
July 2010