- Jun 2014
- United States
Once your body “knows” an action so well, you don’t have to think about it. It just seems to be recalled without much effort. For example, I have done the dance “ Electric Slide “ countless times. I could just let my body remember the steps and be totally concentrating on something else. I don’t know if this is the same principle, but once I really “know” another word in a foreign language, I just think in that language with that word without having my mind translate it. A third example, holding and caring for an infant. It’s all in my memory.
Yeah. These learned responses take place subconsciously. Some athletes and musicians refer to "getting in the zone" when they are in a state of performing effortlessly, so far as consciously directing their actions.