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date: 05 December 2020

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This chapter reviews three classes of unconscious action: actions that can occur when the subject appears to be in an unconscious state or that transpire without any identifiable conscious mediation (first section); actions that are influenced by stimuli of which the subject is unaware (second section); and actions prompted by supraliminal (consciously-experienced) stimuli that influence the subject’s consciously-mediated actions in ways that the subject is unaware of (third section). The final section reviews the fundamental difference between conscious and unconscious action tendencies.

Keywords: unconscious action tendencies, unconscious action, consciousness, automaticity, priming, voluntary action, involuntary action, volition, unconsciousness, automatisms, subliminal stimuli, unconscious behavior, subliminal priming, backward masking, involunt

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