Himalaya: Listen. Learn. Grow.
Do you know why you do what you do… really? From the inside, many behaviours feel like they’re absolutely conscious or unconscious, but which ones, and how do you find out? (Mis)perceiving visual illusions are clearly involuntarily, but what about “higher order” cognitive processes like learning, memory, and language? If many (or most) of the judgements and decisions you make do happen unconsciously, without your free will, does that bother you? Reading: Mindware by Richard Nisbett, “The Rational Unconscious”; Psychological Sketches by John Vokey and Scott Allen, “Implicit Learning”. Guests: Jason Tangen, Rachel Searston, Ruben Laukkonen, Gianni Ribeiro, and Ryan Metcalfe. Learn more at think101.org.