I think that's true, but I'd also note that resistance is only part of the how/why of my actions. We choose between desires, we utilize reasoning, etc. The philosopher-theologian Feser notes that the toy examples from academia* don't capture the real problem of the whole rational person acting in the world. I also talked to Tallis about this, to get the "flip-side" perspective from an atheist neuroscientist who's not a materialist. He noted that intentionality, the way our thoughts hook into the world in reverse to the causal arrow of material cause, was the key. He agreed with Feser that intetionality is not reducible to materialist explanation. His essay in New Atlantis goes into this in more detail. *And who knows how much of that research has biased samples, poor sample sizes, and failed replication?