I had an argument with Peter on the single axis forum.(as I'm sure you remember)
I said that people can learn things without consciously being aware that they are learning it. I used the example of changing the mental TASK will automatically and immediately render new results in a golf swing.
He said all things must be learned and my concept is incorrect.In his view changing the golf swing MUST be consciously learned and there is NO other way it can be done. I also agree that all things must be learned but I argue that people can learn to do things subconsciously.
To prove my point I used two examples. The first example was walking. Do you consciously lean forward to start walking or do you just...walk? As a toddler,did you consciously learn to fall forward first and then walk? I don't think so. It is something you learned instinctively and subconsciously.
The excellent example of countersteering I brought up next. Peter said he never had to learn countersteering because he doesn't need to countersteer. He taught his wife and his children how to ride a bike and never taught any of them countersteering and they ride just fine without it.
The FACT is Peter and his whole family DID learn to countersteer without any conscious thought and had proven my point perfectly.Peter refused to agree even when I presented Physics studies on the subject. It appeared he was being was deliberately obtuse. (Chazman is in the same boat with Peter).
Again, the point being, you can make changes in your golf swing by simply changing the mental concept of what you are trying to do. The changes can occur automatically without learning step by step positions.