Definitions for "Automatic processing"
(see also textbook glossary) The cognitive processing of information that occurs without needing to expend deliberate effort. (See controlled processing)
information processing that requires less conscious awareness and mental effort, and that does not interfere with the performance of other ongoing activities. 226
perception or recognition of highly overlearned stimuli that requires little or no processing capacity
thinking that is nonconscious, unintentional, involuntary, and effortless