posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 03:24 PM
reply to post by TheBandit795
I think the term "unconscious mind" may be confused in some cases by limited, and largely discredited Freudian psychology buffs. Frankly it was
based on the original attempt at looking at the neurological methods of how and why we think, to discover some pathway. No way was that possible when
Freud was doing his thing so he settled on what was to me a rather bizarre construct of what the human mind does and why. Even today there are
psychiatrists and psychologists who still cling to this "odd" (to be kind) interpretive dynamics of behavior.
So I do not use the term "unconscious" in defining how the brain works. We could get into some very interesting concepts that link the localized
brain-in-a-skull with non-localized brain&thought as well as in remote influence of behavior. This is clearly IMO based on quantum non-locality and
the almost proven fact that the brain operates in several amazing ways, such as processing information and even the "spooky" stuff, like the
identified aspect that twins seem to have a remarkable bond, at least identical twins that seems to be what can only be called a telepathic
link-to-emotional events between identical twins. Aside that we have solid proof that quantum activity; tunneling, bi-locality of various pairs of
particle&wave behavior and much more has been identified in plant photosynthesis. When it involves the brain, this is a specific category, called
neuroquantology. But thats to wordy a topic for this post.
Back on point, the "unconscious" brain is not so much unconscious as in not accessible, openly aware of&by the brain in normal day-to-day tasks, but
categorized and prioritized so that much of the background "noise" were all exposed to, and not just sound but all stimulus is compartmented so we
don't go nuts. Not to mention all the autonomic, or "house keeping functions" the brain does we don't have to be aware of, like keeping your heart
going, or responding to sudden stress as in fight or flight actions. That interesting "slow motion effect" the kind that happens if your in a car
accident is the brain dumping adrenaline, cortisol, etc into the body for rapid use. Time doesn't of course slow down in those situations YOU speed
up, hence everything else seems to slow down. But we seem to have evidence in some respects that we take note of EVERYTHING, just that it's not
something we need to.
A savant with the ability to link names, dates, and other abilities is an example of that particular filter being "turned off, or down "compared to
the rest of us. And it's very rare that a savant can have these abilities with out it costing them in flexibility in social situations, or other
cognitive functions, for example. In one respect a savant with this capacity has a unique form of OCB, obsessive compulsive behavior, IMO.