Israeli scientists closing in on the mystery of the human unconscious
So how do we know that the bench didn't eat the zebra? And why can our unconscious do simple sums, when we can't even understand the problems?
Researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem reported this week that they have found that the unconscious part of the human brain is capable of carrying out activities requiring complex, rule-based thinking, including reading comprehension and solving arithmetic problems. The findings contradict existing scientific theories propounding that activities of that kind require consciousness, and they open a...
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