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Comment author: christopherj 30 September 2013 06:30:39PM 0 points [-]

I think there's multiple types of thinking. For example, formal thinking that uses math and logic, and is applicable to a large set of problems, but incredibly inefficient for others. Problems with a near infinite search space, problems that require "creativity", I can spend a lot of time thinking, and get good results thereby, but cannot explain my thought processes. If possible, these can be more efficient to think about over a long period rather than "intensely". Other thought processes are near instant, also mostly subconscious.

You can think of these as full-conscious, both conscious and sub-conscious, and full sub-conscious.