Originally posted by kirksey957
I believe that it does, though I cannot see it or touch it. [...] What do you think?
Parts of the brain are known to control breathing, heart rate, and digestion. I am not consciously aware of the signals needed to control those items. Therefore, some of the actions of my brain are unconsciously performed. These functions have an effect on my actions.
I once learned to type. Now, when I want to place text on the screen to communicate with you, I think the words, and my fingers move appropriately. I am not consciously aware of the many decisions needed to type, and since I am not looking at the keyboard, some part of my mind must know where the keys are and be influencing the signals I send to my fingers. Therefore, unconscious memories of learning to type must being accessed and utilized to affect my present actions.
Therefore, I state that the unconscious mind exists and affects my daily life. While this is not sufficient evidence to state that the same is true for all (or even most) humans, I would tend to believe that it is true rather than isn't true. (of course, a commonly made error in judgment is to assume everyone is either much more like us than they really are, or much different)