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Emily Alspector's picture

jean's muscle memory

I think Jean's comment is an interesting one; is I-function merely what we do when we aren't thinking? or is it what we do when we overthink? Muscle memory seems like an override of our I-function, as in the case of locking our keys in the car or perfecting a performance, but what exactly is that step we are skipping? And we usually are not consciously choosing to override I function (or else I'm sure Jean's partner would have if he would have known), so in what situations does the override occur? Are some people more prone to the override? What does this mean about their I-function? And what might it mean about the I-function of the people who don't override, is their I-function stubborn? stable?

We have decided collectively that I-function is not necessary to learn, however, if my interpretation of it is correct, I-function is what guides WHAT you learn-- not how, but why. By overriding the I-function, then, in performing, playing a sport, or mistakenly turning on the light as you leave a room, the I-function is not accountable. We need to come up with a new term that label this higher-plane processing.

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