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When thinking about it,

When thinking about it, there are a lot of behaviors that we are conscious of, but our conscious mind does not make decisions about. For example, a lot of people go on auto-pilot when driving to work or home, and when they arrive at their destination, completely forget how they got there. It's not to say that the brain was not actively partaking in the driving behavior because not every drive is the same, but in some sense, you could "relax" and let your brain do the work for you.

This phenomenon just like the one discussed in class, of learning a language better without the I-function's meddling, illustrates the brain's abilities even without the one that amazes us and makes us human the ability ot have consciosu thought. This idea that our conscious thoughts help and hinder some of our learning is an interesting topic and discussion about our brain's abilties.


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