Learn the shocking possibilities of what the brain can do without your knowledge. Blindsight, covert recognition, and automatic writing all fall into the same strange realm of The Undermind. It’s the part of our brain that processes information without our conscious knowledge or control, and it’s far more powerful than you’d expect.
Blindsight and Covert Recognition
- Blindsight via Wikipedia
- Prosopagnosia via Wikipedia
- Covert Facial Recognition via Wikipedia
- “In what sense ‘familiar’? Examining experiential differences within pathologies of facial recognition” by Garry Young. Consciousness and Cognition. Vol. 18, Issue 3, pp 628-638. September 2009.
- “Covert and overt face processing in healthy subjects: an ERP study” by Yusniel Santos Rodríguez, Jorge Iglesias Fuster, Maria Antonieta Bobes León. International Journal of Bioelectromagnetism. Vol. 10, No. 4, pp. 246-260, 2008.
- “Blindsight and the Nature of Consciousness” by Jason Holt. Broadview Press. 26 February 2003.
- “Neural bases of the non-conscious perception of emotional signals” by Marco Tamietto and Beatrice de Gelder. Nature Reviews Neuroscience. Vol 11, 697-709. October 2010.
- “Sting’s Brain Scan Reveals Clues About How The Musical Mind Works” by Daniel Levitin and All Things Considered. All Things Considered. Airdate: 19 August 2016.
- Automatic Writing via Crystalinks.com
- Hélène Smith via Wikipedia
- Theodore Flournoy via Encyclopedia.com
- Automatic Writing (trance writing) via The Skeptic’s Dictionary
- Cryptomnesia via The Skeptic’s Dictionary
- “Cryptomnesia: Delineating Inadvertent Plagiarism” by Alan S. Brown and Dana R. Murphy. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. Vol 15(3), pp 432-442. May 1989.
- “The neurology of spirit writing” by Connor Wood. http://www.patheos.com. 14 June 2013.
- “Transient Automatic Writing Behavior following a Left Inferior Capsular Genu Infarction” by Keisuke Suzuki, et. al. Case Reports in Neurology. Vol. 1(1), pp8-14. Jan-Dec 2009.
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Rainbow Architecture by Podington Bear.