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Implicit Processing: In normal people with developed CB-ROMs, which operate through VP, a high amount of overall VP time is utilized while predicting other people's actions, which happens quite frequently on a daily basis (which is also true for planning interactions with them in advance).

Due to their frequent and repetitive nature, in order to save VP utilization time for same or similar tasks (more under title VP Utilization Time), execution information derived from same or similar previous occurrences of such tasks (i.e. predicting) gets stored in LB (more under title Repetitive Interactions and Condition Based Repetitive Interactions), so they can be recalled and run by LB when needed. In other words, LB stores execution information of same or similar tasks, so that when their corresponding interactions are encountered again, it can process them and supply the result to VP. This decreases VP utilization time considerably. In such cases, as it is supplied by LB and VP is not involved in the process, the prediction appears to be "automatically" generated, i.e. without conscious knowledge of doing so (however, a person can be consciously aware of it by pondering over the task using VP – i.e. by drawing attention to it).

While interacting with other people, a person needs to plan interacting with them under multiple circumstances (e.g. If he agrees, we will go to the mall, in which case, I will buy a gift for my sister, but if he wants to watch a movie, we will go for the movie, in which case, I will go to the mall tomorrow, and so on). In such cases, the automated predicting by LB comes in handy, as the amount of VP time it saves is proportional to the number of interactions thus planned, the daily amount of which, as the example reveals, is very high.

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