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Confirm the difference between "consciousness" and "unconsciousness" by experiment.

Updated: May 29, 2022

(Cognitive science) In coaching, rewriting the unconscious is a powerful means of achieving the goal.

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.


"Binocular struggle" is one of the earliest used phenomena between consciousness and unconsciousness. A strange tug of war occurs in the brain when both eyes show different images.

Consciousness is unaffected by both of our eyes constantly moving around.

The brain shows us a stable three-dimensional world, but we are not aware that we are doing the complicated work.

Both eyes do not look double, even though they receive images of the outside world slightly different from each other.

In general, we are unaware that there are two images and see the outside world simply as a fusion of one homogeneous visual cortex.

Exactly one eye is abnormal, in my case.

The world I thought was ordinary was the image after adjusting both of the information from both eyes. It was a new realization for me that we looked at the corrected information received from the outside.

Not only that, the brain takes advantage of the space between the eyes, which changes the two images relatively.

It makes you understand the object's depth by using the disagreement between both eyes and shows a three-dimensional effect.

In the figure on the right, no optical illusion is observed in the initial stage of visual processing in the V1 and V2 regions.

Most neurons coded both images equally.

The cortex has higher levels of IT (inferior temporal cortex) and STS (superior temporal sulcus). In processing information in this area, most cells correlated with subjective awareness.

The discharge rate of these cells indicates which image is being viewed subjectively. It turns out that conscious perception is overwhelmingly dependent on the higher associative cortex.

(The percentage in the figure is the percentage of such cells in different brain regions)

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