The Conscious Mind

The Conscious Mind

The conscious mind is quite complex.

The conscious mind is still under investigation today. The reason is the anatomy of the brain is quite complex. Every part of the brain serves a different purpose which is why it is important for them to work effectively together.

The conscious mind is everything the individual is aware of. The preconscious mind is information the person is not thinking of but can be brought into awareness if needed.

The conscious mind is the individual’s awareness of unique thoughts, memories, feelings, sensations, & environments. It is the person’s awareness of themselves & the world around them.  This awareness is subjective & unique to each person.  These conscious experiences are constantly shifting &/or changing. This ever-shifting stream of thoughts can change dramatically from one moment to the next, but it is experienced as smooth & effortless.

The conscious mind is focused on several biological & social functions. It processes information, chooses our actions, set priorities, learns/adapts to new information, makes decisions, & more. The conscious mind acts as a filter for the subconscious mind. Once the conscious mind accepts the information, it becomes imprinted onto the subconscious mind. It is up to the individual to make a conscious decision to accept positive information & reject negativity. Failure to reject these harmful thoughts, ideas & conversations get past the filter of the conscious mind & influence the subconscious mind which gives an individual an underlying mindset that can become negative or fearful.

While the conscious mind has intrigued philosophers and scientists for thousands of years, experts have a long way to go in understanding how it functions. Research continues to investigate the physical, social, cultural, and psychological influences that contribute to it.

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