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An unconscious device that monitors the world around you and evaluates its value

Updated: May 29, 2022

By studying "Study of Consciousness", I would like to think about my method and the coaching theory, such as unconscious rewriting.

This series of blog posts is my study note.

Research has shown that the Grand Master of Chess can evaluate the placement of pieces and memorize the details by automatically dividing the board into meaningful components and analyzing them at a glance. It proved.


Animals need to have the means to quickly assign the value of advantage or disadvantage to any event they encounter for their survival.

  • Should I stay or leave?

  • Should I approach or leave?

  • Is this valuable food or a trap?

There are two experiments on reacting to the "getting coins" incentive.

Experiment 1

An experiment in which a subject can receive coins to hold the steering wheel and apply more pressure than determined.

  • At the beginning of each trial, an image of the coin will appear to show how much you can get.

  • We sometimes flashed the idea so quickly that it couldn't see.

Even though he did not notice the coin's image, the subject squeezed his hand more when we displayed the pound than when the penny showed.

  • The subject sweated his hands and activated the reward circuit of his brain by expecting him to receive coins.

  • He didn't notice that his behaviour changed with each trial.

  • His unconscious image started neural circuits involved in motivation, emotions and rewards.

Experiment 2

The subject doesn't inform in advance of the value indicated by the masked image, and at the end of each trial, he told whether he had gained or lost coins.

They had to look at the "signal" and guess for themselves whether to press the button.

The masked image has the following three meanings.

  • The first figure induces a pressing reaction

  • The second causes a response that does not press

  • The third is neutral

After playing this game for a few minutes, the subject's performance improved. They couldn't see the hidden shapes in the signal, but they started earning more coins.

In their unconscious, the brain launched the value allocation system.

The system elicited a reaction corresponding to the figure representing "press" or "do not press".

Brain images showed that a region of the basal ganglia, called the ventral striatum, linked the corresponding values ​​to each figure.

In our brain, we constantly monitor the world around us,

guide our attention, and form our thoughts.

You can see that equipped with an unconscious device that evaluates value.

Thanks to these sub-sense actions, the chaotic stimuli are carefully categorized according to their suitability for our current goals. As a result, only the most appropriate events attract our attention and rise to consciousness.

Under the scrutiny,

the unconscious brain is constantly assessing potential opportunities,

Most of the attention works on the martial art.

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