The brain is a work, and we do not know it. We are its subjects—authors and products at once—and we do not know it. ‘‘Humans make their own history, but they do not know that they make it,’’ says Marx, intending thereby to
awaken a consciousness of historicity.
In a certain way, such words apply precisely to our context and object:
‘‘Humans make their own brain, but they do not know that they make it."