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Unconscious Processing

18 November, 2015 - 17:13
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How does the mind think? I said previously that it uses images to think, and that these are basic images like body-images or other symbols.

But how does that information reveal other significant facts about thought? If your mind uses images to think, then a human's perception of the visual world is going to influence their mental thought processes.

Or maybe you don't need a visual representation, if someone feels something around certain nature scenes, like a pond, you don't necessarily need to visualize the pond. Being near the pond is enough to evoke the emotions that scene brings up because the pond creates a certain atmosphere, it changes the humidity in the air, and the life around the pond is different. So perhaps vision doesn't create most of the strong emotions people experience anyway.