What Is The Subconscious Mind | Its Power | Explained
Most of you might be heard about The Subconscious mind.
But we don’t know where we used it? We all use it daily while walking, driving, running, learning new skills, etc.
Our first attempt to learn something new is always difficult. We have to keep practising the skill to master in that technique. When we properly learn that skill in a synchronized manner we don’t have to put much focus while performing that skill.
So, which part of our brain puts a focus on while performing those skills? Yes, that is our Subconscious mind.
The subconscious, also referred to known as “Nonconscious Mind,” is an internal power of our brain which guides human behaviour.
Scientists explanation about the power of the Subconscious mind
It’s natural to hear about Conscious, Subconscious from scientists when they are talking about the brain. Our all actions are guided by the brain with the help of these forces.
But there is one more level of our brain that is known as the “Unconscious Mind.”
Famous psychologist “Sigmund Freud” developed and studies the deeper levels of “Information Processing” and developed a model of the brain. According to the model, the mind could be divided into three 3 levels.
Conscious mind: It defines all our thoughts and actions within our awareness. It means the actions, memories, feelings, and thoughts which are known to us and we are aware of these thoughts are controlled by The Conscious mind.
Subconscious mind: It defines all thoughts and automatic action, we can become aware if we think about it. For example- once we learned to drive a car and get skilled in this, we stop thinking about which gear to use and when. which pedals to press or which mirror to look at. We can become aware of these actions once we thought about it
Unconscious mind: It defines all past events, actions, thoughts, and memories. Example- to remember the first word we learned after birth, the first feeling of walking after birth. These all are impossible to remember for anyone and that’s why this level is termed as Unconscious.
Detection of the Subconscious mind
Well, the ability of the brain with conscious, subconscious, and unconscious level is one of the complex studies for scientists and Neuroscience.
The levels of information processing can be captured by Priming Paradigm. Let’s discuss in brief about it with an example. Recent studies show that conscious, subconscious, and unconscious thoughts can be modeled according to the presentation time of emotional faces.
In this experiment, participants were presented with a set of photos of people with different types of facial emotions and were asked to determine whether the previous emotion of the photo is the same as this or different. Interestingly, results show that most of them can recognise the correct emotions.
If a photo is displayed for about 0.047 seconds, most of the participants can recognize it accurately. But once the time is decreased to 0.027 to 0.033 seconds only 40-50% of participants can recognize it correctly. But once the time is decreased to less than 0.020 seconds, no participants can recognize it.
So, this experiment proves that people who can recognize a facial emotion by looking at the photos for 0.047 have conscious awareness but with a duration of 0.027 to 0.033 participants actually used their Subconscious mind power to recognize a facial expression.
How to unlock the power of the Subconscious mind
Harnessing the power of the subconscious is possible if you can eliminate your negative thoughts and emotions. You also need to stop the self-negative talk. The things that happen to us often come with our negative thoughts. So, you should stop thinking negatively. Being positive can help to achieve “Peace” and that will unlock a door to control your Subconscious mind.
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