Nick Chater is the professor of behavioral science at the Warwick Business School. He argues in his new book The Mind is Flat: The Remarkable Shallowness of the Improvising Brain, that our brain is not governed by the unconscious mind or by mysterious depths, but instead it improvises the present based on the experiences of the past. So, if this is true, he also argues that we can build a new present based on what we have accumulated from our past. Pretty simple? Tune in to listen to this engaging dialogue.