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Conscious Vs. Subconscious Thinking






The Sentis Brain Animation Series takes you on a tour of the brain through a series of short and sharp animations. This sixth in the series explores how our brain operates -- at conscious and subconscious levels. This helps us to save precious brain energy and is how our attitudes, habits and memories form. This interesting animation demonstrates how relying on our subconscious can be both helpful and unhelpful and how more conscious thinking can benefit us.


Our brain requires a great deal of energy to operate, particularly when we have to concentrate and think about something. Problem solving or making a decision not only uses more brain energy, it also can be a slow process. So our brain seeks to conserve energy by developing efficient ways of operating.

One way it does. This is through conscious and subconscious processing. Our brain seeks to automate much of what we do to save us time and brain energy. These are our brain's subconscious processes. They take care of our basic life functioning, our fight or flightresponse, and our learned behaviors and habits.

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