<< Continued from Perception
Joint Effort: VP and LB work hand-in-hand in the effort of decoding contents of the interaction, in which, while LB searches for similar sensory data, it sends the initial raw search results of linked past information of contents in B-ROM to VP, based on which, VP starts exploring such linked information.
The search continues with VP and LB continuously exchanging their updated search status.
Perception happens when a match is found, either by VP or by LB. If VP finds a strong match, LB curtails the search and vice versa.
Stronger the match by LB, which typically happens in repetitive and time-critical interactions, the lesser a person is conscious of how he perceives it, whereas stronger match by VP, though supported by LB for past link search in B-ROM, is conscious and, based on it's contribution in search, mostly verbal.
In highly repetitive interactions, LB sends VP information about content of such interactions which was perceived by VP on multiple occasions in the past and stored as accumulated information in LB
(more under title LB Information Accumulation), which is received by VP in the form of information summary
(more under title LB Summary). Using LB for highly repetitive interactions this way saves VP utilization time and is much faster.
In time-critical interactions, the same happens not to save VP utilization time, but to interact faster, as LB is faster due to its parallel processing capabilities than VP, which is a serial processor.
As same or similar information can be supplied by different sensory data and same or similar sensory data can supply different information, they are updated on an ongoing basis.
If neither sensory data nor information is found, they are added in the sensory database and B-ROM memory respectively and linked with each other for future use.
If sensory data of an interaction interrupts an ongoing intramural communication, which it evaluates as being of higher significance than the interaction, it ignores it and resumes the intramural communication.
To sum up the above, attention in an interaction is drawn by highest sensation, which alerts the person about it, so he can decide whether to explore and do something about it or ignore it.