Learning and the Subconscious Bullet Points

Summary: Your subconscious has most of your brainpower. To become a great thinker, focus on teaching your subconscious and delegating work to it. Don’t focus on conscious analysis. The subconscious isn’t the irrational part of your mind; it’s a necessary part of rational thinking. I explain the importance of the subconscious, discuss how to improve your subconscious with practice, and discuss managing your error rate.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://criticalfallibilism.com/learning-and-the-subconscious-bullet-points/

CONTEXT: Just quickly thought up some questions while reading the article.

How does the idea of circling, from Objectivism, relate to automatization? How much does building up context around ideas contribute to automatization? What is the role of alternating between studying the big picture and the details in building subconscious understanding? What else is in the subconscious besides automatizated ideas? What role does the organization or structure of the subconscious play? Can automatizations fail for reasons of psycho-espistemology, or integration of ideas? How does automatization address problems of integrating ideas?

What’s a good ratio of reading to practicing?

What are your own attempts to answer those questions?

BTW re circling I think you might mean the “spiral theory of knowledge” from Understanding Objectivism.