Apr 23, 2023

We make thousands of unconscious decisions every day: Here’s how your brain copes with that

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Do you remember learning to drive a car? You probably fumbled around for the controls, checked every mirror multiple times, made sure your foot was on the brake pedal, then ever-so-slowly rolled your car forward.

Fast forward to now and you’re probably driving places and thinking, “how did I even get here? I don’t remember the drive”. The task of driving, which used to take a lot of mental energy and concentration, has now become subconscious, automatic—habitual.

But how—and why—do you go from concentrating on a task to making it automatic?

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