A typical human’s life demands some degree of interaction in a society with other humans.
For an individual to do this effectively, several processes need to happen.
These processes are initially separate functions that the individual must interpret,
integrate, and then express. Each process begins in different domains within the human brain,
and not all of them are conscious to the individual.
These processes are biological (genetic), conative (volitional),
cognitive (attention and memory), and affective (emotional). From bottom-up,
these domains operate separately; however, top-down processing must
integrate the domains into a cohesive whole before an individual can act.
Evidence suggests that the success or failure of human behavior and interaction
is a result of this integration.