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commented on May 11, 2014
Many of the conversations here at IONS are focused on the wrong aspect of our human experience; we're focused on consciousness.
The "Un-" aspect of the consciousness, what is commonly and ambiguously referred to as "unconsciousness," represents 70% our mental activity. Consciousness represents a mere 5%, with physiology taking up the remaining 25%.
These is the research being referred to in the sake of this discussion, it supports the notion that exploring the unconscious is much more interesting than the conscious.
There are several versions of this research on the web. It appeared in Scientific American, but I'll provided these links:
Why are we not discussing what is commonly and ambiguously referred to as "unconsciousness."