Hermann von Helmholtz. Working on vision, proposed Unconscious Inference in the brain.
Sigmund Freud. Spoke of UI in the brain in a general context.
James Clerk Maxwell. “Something within him” discovered the famous equations, not he.
Carl Jung. “In each of us there is another whom we do not know.”
Johann von Goethe. “The Sorrows of Young Werther.” No conscious input, his pen moved on its own.
William Blake. “Milton.” Written from immediate dictation, sometimes against his will.”
Douglas Hofstadter. 100,000,000 dots of light on the retina become “Hi, mom!” in half a second.
Pink Floyd. “There’s someone in my head, but it’s not me.”
David Eagleman. Incognito. Entire book dedicated to the unconscious.
Juan Roederer. “To imply that the brain works like a computer is really an insult to both.”
Jean Piaget. “The processes of thought are fixed, it is the sensory data and consequent inferences that vary.”
Sergio Pissanetzky. Proposed Causal Logic and its mathematics.