I’d split it up into: a) conscious thought is at the practical level of awareness. b) subconscious thought is at the brink of awareness and can be apprehended but only with low latent inhibition or with training. c) unconscious thought isn’t really thought in the same way as conscious thought, as it’s generally out of reach. But through training it can at least be brought to a subconscious level and apprehended there. Are there processes to which we will never have access? Probably. But to leap to having no control at all is a bit much.

I’d split it up into:

a) conscious thought is at the practical level of awareness.

b) subconscious thought is at the brink of awareness and can be apprehended but only with low latent inhibition or with training.

c) unconscious thought isn’t really thought in the same way as conscious thought, as it’s generally out of reach. But through training it can at least be brought to a subconscious level and apprehended there.

Are there processes to which we will never have access?

Probably. But to leap to having no control at all is a bit much.

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Also, if you are aware of how the unconscious processes work, I see no reason you can’t use the anticipatory abilities of the brain to PREDICT how your unconscious processes are going to behave, which allots you a level of control over them to correct and retrain.

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I think that philosopher is basing a lot of his work upon his own template — that is, he himself likely has limited access to his subconscious
 
From the interview
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“You mean that a more appropriate way of seeing it would be: “I think I’m angry, but maybe I’m not”?
 
That would be one way of saying it. It is astonishingly difficult to maintain this kind of distanced view of oneself. Even after many years of consciousness studies, I’m still not all that good at it (laughs).
 
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Now, that’s him. With me, I have a continual narrative of words, music and images that I continually inhibit (consciously and subconsciously). It’s like going through the world where “yes, this is reality in front of and around me” but ALSO “yes, there is a rich inner dream world that is continually active and ‘doing its own thing’ while also intersecting with reality”.
 
I’ve heard it called a “rich inner world” or “low latent inhibition” (that is, one who has difficult inhibiting latent (or implicit / subconscious) thought/senses), “running monologue”, among other things.
 
The only time in my life it wasn’t there was two weeks on Wellbutrin. All the inner stuff just “stopped”, basically. It was as if my inner autobiographer died and stopped continually narrating and showing me things from the inside.

I don’t remember much from those two weeks.

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