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Mattie Davis's picture

The Conscious and the Unconscious

The conscious appears to be the deliberate thinker and planner, while the unconscious does more "acting" without all the planning.  The brain is always interacting between the two.  Both constantly interact with the world.  The unconsciouness is more prone to guessing and exploring, while the consciousness tries more to understand and explain.  Optical illusions lend to the saying,  "My mind is playing tricks on me."  A clearer understanding of the cognitive unconscious makes it easier to undersatand some interesting inconsistencies like optical illusions.  


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