Footnote 5

Short-term mental processes (realtime) are associated with consciousness while the longer term processes are not. For example, sometimes a person is unable to recall someone's name or some other item, but upon arising the next day, he has that information. That slow information retrieval from long-term storage is an unconsious process.

Another example from my own experience is that if I want to wake up at a specific time and have no alarm clock, if I say to myself before going to sleep "I must wake up at X o'clock," I will generally awaken at the exact time.

I hypothesize that the conscious mind spins off unconscious helper-egos ("daemon" is a related computer term) to perform these tasks. A pathological strengthening of unconscious helper egos might help account for multiple personality disorder.

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