I don't think we literally reboot. It just seemed like a good comparison to describe the way I get completely lost when I'm planning. It's like I suddenly forget everything I was working on and I'm 15 miles down the wrong road and I suddenly have to backtrack to get back on the right path.
Originally Posted by Stephen
I'm not sure I buy into the 'brain reboot' thing at all.
If vocabulary and language shapes our thoughts, ie we use soliloquy to shape our thoughts, then this suggests that using such terminology above determines our beliefs about our mental states kind of.
I would rather think we drift in and out of conscious awareness; we do not reboot ever.