Parallel Processing Is Extraordinarily Profound


  • Singular focus is effective for work, but doesn't characterize many diffuse modes of thinking, comparing, qualia
    • UIs can present multitudes
  • Pattern completion effects mean that the right prime/hint is enough to anticipate the whole. Schemata are also crucial.
  • Subtle behaviors like text selection are processed without consciousness - probably mostly wiring the motor and perceptual functions together - you’ll forget they exist until they’re wrong (a variant of Cunninghams law)