It is a statistic commonly circulated in books and articles on the mind and behavioral awareness, so it was just something that I’ve heard over and over again and internalized. However, here is a reference with additional information:

“US News & World Report presented a special issue February 28, 2005, entitled, The Secret Mind, featuring an paper, How Your Unconscious Really Shapes Your Decisions. The posit of the paper revealed, “According to cognitive neuroscientists, we are only conscious of 5 percent of our cognitive activity, so most of our decisions, actions, emotions and behavior depends on 95 percent of our brain activity that goes beyond our conscious awareness”[26].”

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