If we look at thinking as if it were a building with several stories the top floor would be where most people stay. This floor could be called the habitual reaction floor. The type of thinking that people do on this floor might not be thinking at all but just reacting to stimuli out of habit.
The next floor down might be where the ideologies, belief systems… the mind sets and biases are housed. If we can get to this floor then we can look directly at the source of the habits and reactions that take place above
Below this could be called the compiling level. Binary input from our past: yeses nos, good bad, right wrong, pain pleasure; converted from source code to create executable programs. This would be where our me gets made
Is there a floor below this in our building? I don’t know… maybe hardware