thank you. Whatever vocabulary I was using, I was most certainly not thinking that there was an unconscious that knew things before the conscious. It has been my understanding since first hearing about this, that it is the brain acting as it always does, but now it has been discovered that there is this pre-attentive* process.Quote
The pop writer schmalzed it up a bit.
The study shows there are preattentive processes that precede attention longer ahead than the usual milliseconds of most preattentive processes. That's not the same as an unconscious that knows things ahead of consciousness.
*I'm surprised the word isn't hyphenated. Snthetic Dave doesn't pronounce it quite properly without it!