Unconscious inhibition separates two forms of cognitive control.

  title={Unconscious inhibition separates two forms of cognitive control.},
  author={Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Boy and Masud Husain and Petroc Sumner},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={107 24},
In the human brain, cognitive-control processes are generally considered distinct from the unconscious mechanisms elicited by subliminal priming. Here, we show that cognitive control engaged in situations of response conflict interacts with the negative (inhibitory) phase of subliminal priming. Thus, cognitive control may surprisingly share common processes with nonconscious brain mechanisms. In contrast, our findings reveal that subliminal inhibition does not, however, interact with control… CONTINUE READING

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