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Has there ever been a model (neuro-physical) proposed for the human unconscious brain?


I tried reading on unconscious mind but couldn't find anything which answers the question.


Is there any literature related to it?

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    $\begingroup$ Welcome to AI. This is a good question! One of Hubert Dreyfus's critiques is "...that human intelligence and expertise depend primarily on unconscious instincts rather than conscious symbolic manipulation, and that these unconscious skills could never be captured in formal rules." $\endgroup$ – DukeZhou Nov 12 '17 at 22:00
  • $\begingroup$ @DukeZhou Thank you for your response :) Though it didn't help much, but, "still something is better than nothing". $\endgroup$ – ABcDexter Nov 13 '17 at 8:04
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    $\begingroup$ It may be that AI is not sufficiently advanced to be regarded as having consciousness, or even minds, and so unconscious mechanisms aren't yet relevant, except from a philosophical perspective. $\endgroup$ – DukeZhou Nov 16 '17 at 20:57
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    $\begingroup$ please update your question for further clarification $\endgroup$ – k.c. sayz 'k.c sayz' Nov 17 '17 at 0:30
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The Unconscious in psychology is related to many aspects of behavior, but many levels of this exist, including low levels (simple tasks) like walking, eating, breathing etc. This has been investigated in animal world, for example muscular memory, the insect brain model, and Nonlinear System Control Using Neural Networks . Many of these are related to body control.

See also: nested hierarchies of circular emotional control and cognitive regulation for “bottom-up” influences and “top-down” regulations

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    $\begingroup$ Can you provide a note on the distinction between autonomic processes and subconscious psychological processes? (The links you provide are good, particularly Nonlinear System Control Using Neural Networks but I feel like this answer would benefit from a little more granularity.) PS-Welcome to AI! $\endgroup$ – DukeZhou Nov 17 '17 at 19:17
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    $\begingroup$ [link] (ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5573739/figure/F1) $\endgroup$ – Adrian Romero Nov 17 '17 at 19:44
  • $\begingroup$ Thank you for your answer. Though it's not satisfactory, still gives something to ponder upon. $\endgroup$ – ABcDexter Nov 20 '17 at 8:27

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