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The function of RAS is to sort out information in the brain before conscious access.

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.


In yesterday's article, I explained "a mechanism to raise awareness of much unconscious information around me" as conscious access. Conscious access is a state of consciousness activity.

The following is the story of the pre-stage of consciousness.

Our memory has a lot of information that can be conscious.

Also, a lot of new information from the outside will come in.

Many brain systems are equipped with a filter to avoid information overload due to the influx of many external sea urchins.

(Overload: Information necessary for information overload is buried, making decision-making difficult)

In cognitive science coaching, RAS Reticular Activating System Reticular activating system

It is explained as (already fluffy).

"Our brain does not receive information as information because the RAS (reticular activating system) filter in the brainstem blocks what we think is irrelevant to us.

in short,

The work of RAS allows you to receive only the information that you think is relevant to you. "

"First, surpass your parents! (Written by Hideto Tomabechi)

The brain is said to process 400 million bits of information per second.

It seems that the information processed is only 2000 bits.

It seems that 99.9% of the remaining information has been processed and disappeared.

People know when the information of interest is captivated, and we can convey it through words and actions.

Of the myriad of potential thoughts, only some of the things we pay attention to reach consciousness.

The brain sifts through unnecessary information and, depending on the purpose, separates only one object of consciousness.

If all of the enormous potential objects of thought were first selected by the power of consciousness, there would be no time to think.

Attention acts unknowingly, secretly amplifying or erasing information, even if the person is entirely unaware of the fact.

This time, RAS was connected to consciousness and unconsciousness.

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