Awareness - Consciousness


Awareness is having knowledge of something and having an alert cognitive state in which you are aware of yourself and aware of your situation. Awareness is the ability to directly know and perceive and to feel and be cognizant of events. To be aware is having knowledge or understanding of something, or having a realization or perception of something. A state of elementary or undifferentiated consciousness. The quality of being conscious of something and not being unconscious, unaware or sleeping. But just being awake does not mean that you're conscious.

Senses - Perceive - Mindful - Conscious - Conscience - Beyond Senses - What we Know

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Situation Awareness is the perception of environmental elements and events with respect to time or space, the comprehension of their meaning, and the projection of their status after some variable has changed, such as time, or some other variable, such as a predetermined event. It is also a field of study concerned with understanding of the environment critical to decision-makers in complex, dynamic areas from aviation, air traffic control, ship navigation, power plant operations, military command and control, and emergency services such as fire fighting and policing; to more ordinary but nevertheless complex tasks such as driving an automobile or riding a bicycle.

Self Awareness - Mental Alertness - Thinking - Compassion - Caregiving - Epiphany

Alert is to be aroused and mentally perceptive and responsive to a sense of danger or call to a state of preparedness. Engaged in or accustomed to close observation. Condition of heightened watchfulness or preparation for action.

Alertness is a state of readiness to respond.

Heed is to pay close attention to something or paying particular notice to people in need. Heedful is giving close and thoughtful attention or being cautiously attentive.

Hyper Aware or Hyperawareness is to be extremely aware and much more alert to stimuli than normal.

Vigilant is to be carefully observant or attentive and on the lookout for possible dangers. Focus.

Wary is showing caution about possible dangers or problems. Having watchful prudence. Being distrustful of someone and unwilling to confide in them.

Reservations is having an unstated doubt that prevents you from accepting something wholeheartedly. A statement that limits or restricts some claim. Reservation can also mean something reserved in advance. The written record or promise of an arrangement by which accommodations are secured in advance. The act of keeping back or setting aside for some future occasion. A district that is reserved for particular purpose.

Circumspect is being heedful of potential consequences. Thoughtful.

Caveats is a statement that limits or restricts some claim. A warning against certain acts.

Careful is exercising caution or showing care or attention. Unhurried and with care and dignity. Mindful of the future.

Cautious is being aware and attentive to possible dangers and avoiding harm or danger by having careful forethought and knowledge. Cautious is being careful to avoid potential problems or dangers. An action characterized by the desire to avoid potential problems. Self-Defense (put on guard).

Be on the Lookout is to continuously watch a place or pay attention in order to find something you want or to be ready for problems or opportunities.

Observant is paying close attention especially to details. Quick to notice and showing quick and keen perception.

Watch Out is a warning to someone to be careful, because something unpleasant might happen to them or they might get into difficulties. Consequences - Dilemmas.

Watch your Back is to tell someone to be careful of the people around them and to be aware.

Arouse is to become awake or conscious and cause to be alert, energetic, active and affected by emotion or desire.

Wakefulness is a periodic state during which you are conscious and aware of the world.

Awake is being mentally perceptive and responsive or readily reacting or replying to people or events or stimuli; showing emotion. Not Sleeping.

Clarity is something free from obscurity and easy to understand; the comprehensibility of clear expression. Not Vague.

Context Awareness is a property of mobile devices that is defined complementarily to location awareness. Whereas location may determine how certain processes around a contributing device operate, context may be applied more flexibly with mobile users, especially with users of smart phones. Context awareness originated as a term from ubiquitous computing or as so-called pervasive computing which sought to deal with linking changes in the environment with computer systems, which are otherwise static. The term has also been applied to business theory in relation to contextual application design and business process management issues.

Don't take awareness for granted. Everyone needs to learn how to monitor their thoughts periodically. One exercise is to stop several times a day and take a moment to recall what you were thinking about for the last 5 minutes. It's not unusual to be doing something but thinking about something that is totally different from what you are doing, like with day dreaming.

We can't be aware of everything. This is why things happen to us. When we are not totally aware of something, it means that we are also not aware of the choices and options we might have have to avoid dangers. But just as long as we continue to learn and progress, and just as long as we learn from our mistakes, we can be a lot more aware of everything around us, which means that we will suffer less and we will suffer less often from the unexpected things that happen to us. You can't be aware of everything, but the more aware you are of things, the greater your chances will be for success. Soul - Spirit.


Consciousness


Consciousness is the state or the quality of being aware of an external object or aware of something within oneself. It's having a sense of selfhood and the ability to experience and feel. Consciousness is the executive control system of the mind and a wakeful and alert cognitive state in which you are aware of yourself and aware of your situation. Consciousness is having knowledge of yourself and knowledge of the world around you. Consciousness is also described as sentience, awareness and subjectivity.

Conscious is knowing and perceiving and being intentionally conceived in the mind. Having awareness of surroundings and having sensations and thoughts.

Mindful - System Check - Philosophy of Mind - Abstract

Meta Awareness or metacognition describes a phenomenon where a person becomes aware of one's own awareness, and has cognition about cognition, and is thinking about thinking or knowing about knowing.

Sentience is the capacity to feel, perceive, or experience subjectivity. The state of elementary or undifferentiated consciousness. The faculty through which the external world is apprehended. The readiness to perceive sensations.

Shift in Consciousness happens when the accumulation of knowledge makes a person finally realize the importance of what they have learned.

Altered State of Consciousness is any condition which is significantly different from a normal waking state.

Being Awake does not mean that you're Conscious.

Artificial Consciousness is a field related to artificial intelligence and cognitive robotics. Synthesized consciousness. Neuroscience hypothesizes that consciousness is generated by the interoperation of various parts of the brain, called the neural correlates of consciousness or NCC, though there are challenges to that perspective. Proponents of AC believe it is possible to construct systems (e.g., computer systems) that can emulate this NCC interoperation.

Unconscious - Sub-Conscious (automatic mode) - Subliminal

Supraliminal is existing above the threshold of consciousness that is required for conscious perception, or above the threshold that is required to elicit a response. Being above the threshold of perception of a stimulus and being adequate to evoke a response or induce a sensation.

Qualia are individual instances of subjective, conscious experience. The Mind.

Objectivity - Validity

Researchers find a better way to measure consciousness. Millions of people are administered general anesthesia each year in the United States alone, but it's not always easy to tell whether they are actually unconscious. A small proportion of those patients regain some awareness during medical procedures, but a new study of the brain activity that represents consciousness could prevent that potential trauma.

Global Consciousness Project is a parapsychology experiment begun in 1998 as an attempt to detect possible interactions of "global consciousness" with physical systems. The project monitors a geographically distributed network of hardware random number generators in a bid to identify anomalous outputs that correlate with widespread emotional responses to sets of world events, or periods of focused attention by large numbers of people.

Subject in philosophy is a being who has a unique consciousness and/or unique personal experiences, or an entity that has a relationship with another entity that exists outside of itself (called an "object"). A subject is an observer and an object is a thing observed. This concept is especially important in continental philosophy, where 'the subject' is a central term in debates over human autonomy and the nature of the self. Person, Place or Thing.

Binding Problem is how the brain segregates elements in complex patterns of sensory input so that they are allocated to be seen as discrete objects. In other words, when looking at a blue square and a yellow circle, what neural mechanisms ensure that the square is perceived as blue and the circle as yellow, and not vice versa? The segregation problem is sometimes called BP1. Secondly, there is the combination problem: the problem of how objects, background and abstract or emotional features are combined into a single experience. The combination problem is sometimes called BP2. However, the difference between these two problems is not always clear. Moreover, the historical literature is often ambiguous as to whether it is addressing the segregation or the combination problem.

Integrated information theory attempts to explain what consciousness is and why it might be associated with certain physical systems. Spatial Intelligence (perspective).

Physical Paradox is an apparent contradiction in physical descriptions of the universe.

Emergence occurs when an entity is observed to have properties its parts do not have on their own. These properties or behaviors emerge only when the parts interact in a wider whole. For example, smooth forward motion emerges when a bicycle and its rider interoperate, but neither part can produce the behavior on their own. Emergent phenomenon is an extension of this self-organization phenomenon. However, there are some differences between them. Self-organization is the one-way formation of macroscopic order from micro dynamics, whereas emergent phenomenon is the circulation of recurrent information from macro to micro, and vice versa.

The Observer and the Observed are One; the thinker and his thoughts are one. To experience the thinker and his thought as one is very arduous for the thinker is ever taking shelter behind his thought; he separates himself from his thoughts to safeguard himself, to give himself continuity, permanency; he modifies or changes his thoughts, but he remains. This pursuit of thought apart from himself, this changing, transforming it leads to illusion. The thinker is his thought; the thinker and his thoughts are not two separate processes. The questioner asks if awareness is different from the object of awareness. We generally regard our thoughts as being apart from ourselves; we are not aware of the thinker and his thought as one. This is precisely the difficulty. After all, the qualities of the self are not separate from the self; the self is not something apart from its thoughts, from its attributes. The self is put together, made up, and the self is not when the parts are dissolved. But in illusion the self separates itself from its qualities in order to protect itself, to give itself continuity, permanency. It takes refuge in its qualities through separating itself from them. The self asserts that it is this and it is that; the self, the I, modifies, changes, transforms its thoughts, its qualities, but this change only gives strength to the self, to its protective walls. But if you are aware deeply you will perceive that the thinker and his thoughts are one; the observer is the observed. To experience this actual integrated fact is extremely difficult and right meditation is the way to this integration. Jiddu Krishnamurti (wiki).

Do other animals have consciousness? Yes, but not the same kind of consciousness as humans, or do they have the same type of conscious experience as humans do. Do plants have consciousness? Yes, but not the same kind of consciousness that humans experience. Humans themselves can experience consciousness differently from one person to the next. A brain injury can have an affect on consciousness. Education, culture, drugs and the environment can also have affects on consciousness. Consciousness can be seen as being a mechanistic process of the brain, but each person would describe their consciousness a little differently, which means that we are far from understanding consciousness. We are just beginning to understand our own consciousness, and humans know of only one type of consciousness. It seems impossible to experience or even imagine other types of consciousness, especially when you already have your own unique type of consciousness. Any comparison would be extremely difficult to describe. You would have to be born into a particular consciousness in order to experience it, but even then, how would you describe it if you are not an intelligent adult human being? How would you understand a whole new set of senses that you have no idea how they are supposed to be interpreted? You may be able to temporally occupy another life form, but you will not experience the consciousness of that being, only experience it from within your own consciousness. Like a near death experience. You experienced something that can only be explained by having experience with being alive and being human. Dreams can seem real, but dreams are not real when compared to our reality when we're fully awake. Dreams only seem real when we're having them, they don't seem real when we're trying to explain them when we're awake. You can say that the dream was real and that you had a real dream, but you can't explain what real means when you're dreaming. It's like trying to explain thoughts when you don't have a language or the words needed to describe what thoughts are.

Awareness is a instrument of the brain. The brain developed in a way that it gives a person the ability to access learned information and past experiences and then apply that information and past experiences to a present moment of thought or action, an action that will hopefully produce a positive outcome. Awareness is having a good idea about what is going to happen in the future. One of the effects of awareness is that sometimes a person will experience euphoria and sometimes feel overwhelmed with what is happening, internally or externally. We have no idea how awareness works, we only know of some of its affects and abilities. I can say I was aware of something. I could also say my awareness was not what I thought it was. You could also say that you are aware of the process of awareness. Aware of being AwareMetacognition or paradoxical? But being aware of something does not necessarily mean that you understand it. I'm aware of my bad habit but I do nothing to try to control it. I'm aware of the abuse but I do nothing to stop it.

Global Neuronal Workspace Theory predicts that conscious presence is a nonlinear function of stimulus salience; i.e., a gradual increase in stimulus visibility should be accompanied by a sudden transition of the neuronal workspace into a corresponding activity pattern.

Posterior Cortical Hot Zone includes sensory cortical areas in the parietal, temporal, and occipital lobes. It is the “sensory” cortex, much as the frontal cortex is the “action” cortex. When parts of the posterior cortex are damaged, whole modalities of sensory experience disappear from both waking and dreaming.

Awareness is being aware of the moment using 50% of your focusing abilities. And then using your past experiences 20%, and using your calculations of the future 20%, and 10% is used for anything random. Most of your focus needs to be in the moment, if not, who knows where you are? Living in the past? Consumed about the future? Or thinking about something totally random?

Do you remember your first memory? Was that the day your brain developed enough to have the ability to store and retrieve past experiences and knowledge, thus your first memory was formed? Study shows that there is a critical period for episodic learning and that during this period, the hippocampus develops enough to learn to become able to efficiently process and store memories long-term.

Childhood Amnesia (memory loss)

Is awareness related to the theory of mind? This is probably one of the first steps to building your awareness. This is also related to the process we call learning. Awareness increases with knowledge and experiences, why?

Superior Frontal Gyrus of the brain is involved in self-awareness, in coordination with the action of the sensory system.

Large-Group Awareness Training refers to activities usually offered by groups linked with the human potential movement which claim to increase self-awareness and bring about desirable transformations in individuals' personal lives. They are noted for being unconventional and often take place over several lengthy days.

Boltzmann Brain is a hypothesized self-aware entity that arises due to random fluctuations out of a state of chaos.

Visual Perception - Spatial Awareness

Phonological Awareness refers to an individual's awareness of the phonological structure, or sound structure, of words. Phonological awareness is an important and reliable predictor of later reading ability and has, therefore, been the focus of much research.

Words that Help Describe Awareness: Attention - Focus - Intelligence - Cognition - Thinking - Executive Functions - Brain Plasticity - Self-Directed Learning - Know Thyself - Morals - Routines - Memory - Self - Instincts - Controls - Determinism - Reality - Virtual Reality - Body Smart - Body Image - Identity - Ego.

Inner Monologue - who are you talking to?

Instrument is a device that requires skill for proper use. The semantic role of the entity that is usually inanimate or not living, that the agent uses to perform an action or start a process.

Semantic is of or relating to meaning or the study of meaning.

Entity is that which is perceived or known or inferred to have its own distinct existence either living or nonliving.

Device is an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose. Something in an artistic work designed to achieve a particular effect. An emblematic design.

Emblematic is something serving as a visible symbol for something abstract. Being or serving as an illustration of a type.

What cannot be seen that makes seeing possible? What cannot be heard that makes hearing possible? What cannot be touched that makes touching possible? What cannot be imagined that makes imagination possible?

Orchestrated Objective Reduction is a hypothesis that consciousness in the brain originates from processes inside neurons, rather than from connections between neurons.

Five Universals: Contact, Attention, Feelings, Perception, and Volition. Five Wits (wiki) - Senses.

Skandha refers to the five aggregates concept that asserts five elements constitute and completely explain a sentient being’s mental and physical existence. The five aggregates or heaps are: form (or matter or body) (rupa), sensations (or feelings, received from form) (vedana), perceptions (samjna), mental activity or formations (sankhara), and consciousness (vijnana).

Eight Consciousness's is a classification developed in the tradition of the Yogacara school of Buddhism. They enumerate the five senses, supplemented by the mind, defilements of the mind, and finally the fundamental store-house consciousness, which is the basis of the other seven.

Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness.

Disorders of Consciousness are organic mental disorders in which there is impairment of the ability to maintain awareness of self and environment and to respond to environmental stimuli.

Hemispatial Neglect is a neuropsychological condition in which, after damage to one hemisphere of the brain is sustained, a deficit in attention to and awareness of one side of space is observed. It is defined by the inability of a person to process and perceive stimuli on one side of the body or environment, where that inability is not due to a lack of sensation. Hemispatial neglect is very commonly contralateral to the damaged hemisphere, but instances of ipsilesional neglect (on the same side as the lesion) have been reported.

NYU Center for Mind, Brain and Consciousness.

Tibetan Buddhists believe that everything that is experienced really only happens inside your head. In order to reach ultimate enlightenment through the mind, however, people must gain control over the essential energy that animates all existence, prana; the primary way to tame that tiger is by controlling the mind. Adherents, therefore, take two courses on their journey
to perfect enlightenment, the Path of Means and the Path of Liberation.

Cotard Delusion is a person who believes they are dead.

You can modify your awareness and sharpen a sense, but you have to train a particular sense for a particular purpose. If you want to train your ears to hear a particular sound, you have to practice listening to that sound so that you can hear that sound under different conditions. Sometimes you don't have to be focusing on hearing a particular sound, you just have to know how to recognize that sound and know what that sound means. This skill and ability is a strength, but it's also a vulnerability. Heightened senses can be distracting if you're sensitive to certain signals that do more harm than good. Heightened senses can also be harmful if you're misinterpreting the signals or not understanding the information that you're receiving. So a strength can also be a weakness. When learning to be aware, you have to be aware that you can't be aware of everything. And if you want to be aware of anything, you have to learn what you're trying to be aware of. Accurately processing information is the most valuable skill that you can have. Processing knowledge and information needs knowledge and information. The more knowledge and information you have, the more knowledge and information you can process. And the more knowledge and information that you can process, the more knowledge and information you can use to produce potential energy by effectively applying your knowledge and information to solve problems and to make advancements.

People are asking if artificial intelligence will someday become intelligent enough to become conscious of itself? People should be asking themselves that same question. When do you become intelligent enough to be conscious of yourself? And how will you know how intelligent you are or how conscious you are? How do you know when you're conscious when you wake up after sleeping? Just wondering. If schools, colleges and universities are mostly just manufacturing facilities that helps to create obedient workers and mindless consumers. Then humans are being treated just like they're machines. Of course humans are much more than just a machine. Humans are the machine, the machine for consciousness.


Dualism - Two Sides


Dualism implies that there are two moral opposites at work, independent of any interpretation of what might be "moral" and independent of how these may be represented. Dualism denotes the state of two parts. The term dualism was originally coined to denote co-eternal binary opposition, a meaning that is preserved in metaphysical and philosophical duality discourse but has been more generalized in other usages to indicate a system which contains two essential parts.

Dualism or Duality is the position that mental phenomena are, in some respects, non-physical, or that the mind and body are not identical. Thus, it encompasses a set of views about the relationship between mind and matter, and between subject and object, and is contrasted with other positions, such as physicalism and enactivism, in the mind–body problem.

Two Sides to Every Story -
Narrative Modes

Monism is the view that attributes oneness or singleness.

Ghost in the Machine is British philosopher Gilbert Ryle's description of René Descartes' mind-body dualism, which is the position that mental phenomena are, in some respects, non-physical, or that the mind and body are not identical.

Overview Effect (seeing earth from space) - Simulation (virtual reality) - Philosophy

Materialism is a form of philosophical monism which holds that matter is the fundamental substance in nature, and that all phenomena, including mental phenomena and consciousness, are results of material interactions.

Physicalism is the ontological thesis that "everything is physical", that there is "nothing over and above" the physical, or that everything supervenes on the physical. Physicalism is a form of ontological monism—a "one substance" view of the nature of reality as opposed to a "two-substance" (dualism) or "many-substance" (pluralism) view. Both the definition of "physical" and the meaning of physicalism have been debated.

Type Physicalism is a physicalist theory, in the philosophy of mind. It asserts that mental events can be grouped into types, and can then be correlated with types of physical events in the brain. For example, one type of mental event, such as "mental pains" will, presumably, turn out to be describing one type of physical event (like C-fiber firings). (also known as reductive materialism, type identity theory, mind–brain identity theory and identity theory of mind).

Non-Physical Entity is a spirit or being that exists outside of physical reality. Their existence divides the philosophical school of physicalism from the schools of idealism that believes that reality is fundamentally mental, mentally constructed, or otherwise immaterial. And dualism that states that the mind and body are not identical. Abstract.

Cognitive Biology regards natural cognition as a biological function. It is based on the theoretical assumption that every organism—whether a single cell or multicellular—is continually engaged in systematic acts of cognition coupled with intentional behaviors, i.e., a sensory-motor coupling.

Quantum Mind is a group of hypotheses propose that classical mechanics cannot explain consciousness. It posits that quantum mechanical phenomena, such as quantum entanglement and superposition, may play an important part in the brain's function and could form the basis of an explanation of consciousness.


Perception - Perceptual Powers


Perception is the organization, identification, and the personal interpretation of sensory information that is used to represent and understand the environment. Perception involves receiving signals from the nervous system that are the result from physical or chemical stimulation of the sense organs. Social Perception - Memory.

Perceive is to become aware of something through the senses and become conscious of something or observe something without bias.

Sentience is the capacity to feel, perceive, or experience subjectively.

Our perception and our perceived reality can be skewed by many different things, like previous experiences, our level of knowledge, a sensory malfunction, our expectations and our beliefs, just to name a few. We can be easily fooled by illusions and misinformation, and our observations can be flawed.

Perspective is the appearance of things relative to one another as determined by their distance from the viewer or by a persons personal point of view and level of knowledge.

Imperceptible is something impossible or difficult to perceive by the mind or senses. Vague

Put Something into Perspective is to compare something with a similar thing to give a clearer, more accurate idea. To look at the whole picture and seeing things in their proper relation and proportion to everything else. The idea is something like stepping back from the thing you are concerned about so you can see other things too.

Selective Perception is not really seeing the truth or seeing.

Perceptual Control Theory is a model of behavior based on the principles of negative feedback, but differing in important respects from engineering control theory. Results of PCT experiments have demonstrated that an organism controls neither its own behavior, nor external environmental variables, but rather its own perceptions of those variables. Actions are not controlled, they are varied so as to cancel the effects that unpredictable environmental disturbances would otherwise have on controlled perceptions. Will Power - Enlightenment.

Detect is to determine the existence, presence, or fact of something. Acknowledge.

Detected is to perceived with the mind and discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of something.

Notice is to discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of something. Paying attention. Express recognition of the presence or existence of something, or the acquaintance with something.

Conspicuous is something standing out so as to be clearly visible. Attracting notice or attention. Obvious to the eye or mind without any attempt at concealment.

Manifest is to reveal its presence or make an appearance. To provide evidence for and to stand as proof for a cause. To show by one's behavior, attitude, or external attributes. Manifest can also mean a document that lists the contents put on a ship or plane during shipping. Manifestation - Mental Images.

Apparent is something that is clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment.

Reveal is to make visible or to make known information to the public that was previously known only to a few people or that it was meant to be kept a secret.

Seem is when something has a certain impression or has a certain outward aspect. Appearing to exist and be true, probable, or apparent. Appear to one's own mind or opinion. Virtual Reality Seems Real.

Deem is to view something as real without proof or evidence. Belief.

Impression is a vague idea in which some confidence is placed. Something that has an outward appearance or a clear and telling mental image. An impressionistic portrayal of a person.

Representation is something known or visualized to the mind in the form of an idea or image. A creation that is a visual or tangible rendering of someone or something.

Discernible is something capable of being perceived clearly and capable of being seen or noticed and perceptible by the senses or intellect. Observable.

Exteroception (senses) - Introspection - Orientation - Perspective

Brain Arousal Compound Noradrenaline Plays Critical Role in Sensory Perception - Hormones

Umwelt meaning "environment" or "surroundings".

Subjectivism (subjective) - Relativism

Existentialism is the belief that philosophical thinking begins with the human subject—not merely the thinking subject, but the acting, feeling, living human individual.

Physical Body is an identifiable collection of matter, which may be more or less constrained by an identifiable boundary, to move together by translation or rotation, in 3-dimensional space.

Spatial Intelligence - Beyond our Senses

Externalism states that the conscious mind is not only the result of what is going on inside the nervous system or the brain, but also what occurs or exists outside the subject. It is contrasted with internalism which holds that the mind emerges from neural activity alone. Externalism is a belief that the mind is not just the brain or functions of the brain.

Externalization is an unconscious defense mechanism by which an individual "projects" his or her own internal characteristics onto the outside world, particularly onto other people. For example, a patient who is overly argumentative might instead perceive others as argumentative and himself as blameless. Like other defense mechanisms, externalization is a protection against anxiety and is, therefore, part of a healthy, normally functioning mind. However, if taken to excess, it can lead to the development of a neurosis. Externalization can also be used in the context of a corporation. A corporation that externalizes its costs onto society and the environment is not taking full responsibility and ownership of these costs. An example might be the discharge of untreated toxic waste into a river where people wash and fish.

Internalize is part of one's nature by learning or unconscious assimilation.

Internalization describes the psychological outcome of a conscious mind reasoning about a specific subject; the subject is internalized, and the consideration of the subject is internal. Internalization of ideals might take place following religious conversion, or in the process of, more generally, moral conversion. Internalization is directly associated with learning within an organism or business and recalling what has been learned.

Phenomenology of Perception is a 1945 book by French philosopher Maurice Merleau-Ponty, in which Merleau-Ponty expounds his thesis of "the primacy of perception". Teachers.

Selective Perception is the tendency not to notice and more quickly forget stimuli that cause emotional discomfort or contradicts our prior beliefs. Bias.

Inattentional Blindness or perceptual blindness, is a psychological lack of attention that is not associated with any vision defects or deficits. It may be further defined as the event in which an individual fails to recognize an unexpected stimulus that is in plain sight. When it simply becomes impossible for one to attend to all the stimuli in a given situation, a temporary blindness effect can take place as a result; that is, individuals fail to see objects or stimuli that are unexpected and quite often salient, which is something that thrusts itself into attention. Patterns.

Naive Realism is a philosophy of mind rooted in a theory of perception that claims that the senses provide us with direct awareness of the external world. In contrast, some forms of idealism assert that no world exists apart from mind-dependent ideas and some forms of skepticism say we cannot trust our senses. Gullible.

Naive Realism in psychology is a human tendency to believe that we see the world around us Objectivity, and that people who disagree with us must be uninformed, irrational, or biased.

Neural Correlate of a content of experience is any bodily component, such as an electro-neuro-biological state or the state assumed by some biophysical subsystem of the brain, whose presence necessarily and regularly correlates with such a specific content of experience.


Mindful - Present Moment Awareness - Here and Now


Mindfulness is the psychological process of bringing one's attention to the internal and external experiences occurring in the present moment, which can be developed through the practice of meditation and other training. Self Smart.

Nowness is the quality or state of existing or occurring in or belonging to the present time. 20 Minute Rule.

Presentism is the view that neither the future nor the past exists. Time Perception.

I can't talk to you right now because I'm living in the moment, can I talk to you later?

Core Self-Evaluations represent a stable personality trait which encompasses an individual's subconscious, fundamental evaluations about themselves, their own abilities and their own control. People who have high core self-evaluations will think positively of themselves and be confident in their own abilities. Conversely, people with low core self-evaluations will have a negative appraisal of themselves and will lack confidence.

You have to know what being awake is, and know what being alive is. You have to practice being awake or mindful. Most people are walking around unconscious, like sleep walking. Movement and actions do not say that you're conscious. Most people are either living in the past or thinking about the future, people are hardly ever living in the present moment. Systems Check. Hello to myself, I haven't forgot about you. Where did we leave off? The Sleeper has Awaken - Enlightenment.

If you knew of a place where you could go that would make you feel normal and happy, you would want to visit that place everyday. That place is your mind. When you become mindful of your state of mind, you can be more in control of your thoughts and your feelings, instead of being subconsciously controlled by influences that you are not totally aware of. When understand the human body as a whole, you can become a whole person, instead of randomly reacting to things that you are not totally aware of.

Self- Reflection is the capacity of humans to exercise introspection and the willingness to learn more about their fundamental nature, purpose and essence. Human Self-Reflection (mirrors).

Introspection is the examination of one's own conscious thoughts and feelings, an observation of your desires and conduct. Inner-Monologue.

Selective Perception (not really seeing the truth) - Stop and Smell the Roses.

Protoself. Antonio Damasio's three layered theory of consciousness is based on a hierarchy of stages, with each stage building upon the last. The most basic representation of the organism is referred to as the Protoself, next is Core Consciousness, and finally, Extended Consciousness.

Critical Consciousness focuses on achieving an in-depth understanding of the world, allowing for the perception and exposure of social and political contradictions. Critical consciousness also includes taking action against the oppressive elements in one's life that are illuminated by that understanding. Activism (awoke).

Wakefulness is a daily recurring brain state and state of consciousness in which an individual is conscious and engages in coherent cognitive and behavioral responses to the external world such as communication, ambulation, eating, and sex. Being awake is the opposite of the state of being asleep in which most external inputs to the brain are excluded from neural processing. Hypnagogic (sleeping).

Self Conscious is an acute sense of self-awareness. It is a preoccupation with oneself, as opposed to the philosophical state of self-awareness, which is the awareness that one exists as an individual being; although some writers use both terms interchangeably or synonymously.

Self Awareness is the capacity for introspection and the ability to Recognize Oneself as an individual separate from the environment and other individuals.

Self Perception asserts that people develop their attitudes (when there is no previous attitude due to a lack of experience, etc.—and the emotional response is ambiguous) by observing their own behavior and concluding what attitudes must have caused it. Perspective.

Orexin is a neuropeptide that regulates arousal, wakefulness, and appetite. The most common form of narcolepsy, in which the sufferer briefly loses muscle tone (cataplexy), is caused by a lack of orexin in the brain due to destruction of the cells that produce it.

Motivational aspects of mindfulness: Quality differs by situation.

Self Smart - Sub-Conscious - How meditation can help you make fewer mistakes.

When we are mindful, we are remembering do take a break and to be aware of something important, like the present moment. We pause our subconscious mind in order to stay in control of our mindfulness.

Autonoetic Consciousness (looking back) - Spirituality

Telepresence refers to a set of technologies which allow a person to feel as if they were present, to give the appearance of being present, or to have an effect, via telerobotics, at a place other than their true location. Telepresence requires that the users' senses be provided with such stimuli as to give the feeling of being in that other location. Additionally, users may be given the ability to affect the remote location. In this case, the user's position, movements, actions, voice, etc. may be sensed, transmitted and duplicated in the remote location to bring about this effect. Therefore information may be traveling in both directions between the user and the remote location. A popular application is found in telepresence videoconferencing, the highest possible level of videotelephony. Telepresence via video deploys greater technical sophistication and improved fidelity of both sight and sound than in traditional Video Conferencing. Technical advancements in mobile collaboration have also extended the capabilities of videoconferencing beyond the boardroom for use with hand-held mobile devices, enabling collaboration independent of location. Virtual Reality.


Conscience - Knowing Right From Wrong


Conscience is knowing right from wrong and having a sense of ethical and moral principles that helps to govern one's thoughts and actions. A conscience can also produce a feeling of shame and remorse when a person does something immoral or wrong. Having a conscience can also been seen as an aptitude, faculty, intuition or moral judgment that assists in distinguishing right from wrong.

Conscientious is showing extreme care and great effort that is guided by a good sense of right and wrong and in accordance with having a conscience.

Compassion - Truth - Correlation

Moral Integrity is doing the right thing when no one is watching. Moral integrity is when we know what is right and wrong, and we choose to do the right thing.

What do you Know? Is truth in the eye of the beholder? Is your inner voice your shoulder angle?

Crisis of Conscience is when someone is worrying and concerned and stressed because they have realized that they have done something unfair or morally wrong. Remorse - Sorry - Denial.


Being Awake does not always mean that you're Conscious


You can't be aware of everything all the time, so we will always have blind spots, things that we can not see. Even when we multitask or find ourselves daydreaming, thinking to ourselves, worrying or praying, we know that we can only effectively focus on one thing at a time. We can do several things at once, but we can only be fully aware of one of those things at a time. Which is most likely by design, because we would be over whelmed with information, so much so, that we would be unable to live in the moment and everything would become a blur. We have to apply our focus. And focus can be manually operated. So it can be modified to adapt to our needs. But just having the ability to focus does not mean that you are focusing on what's important. First you have to master the skill of focusing and then you have to learn what you should be focusing on. You have to know and understand the things that need your attention. And if you can't see something or recognize a problem, then you will have a blind spot. We can only focus on things that we see or understand. That means we have to understand the value of learning, which means that we also have to understand knowledge, information and language. I  can't do everything, but I can do a lot of things.

Off the Radar is a saying that's used for when someone does not notice an issue or a problem.

Default Mode Network - Not detected - Field of View - Seeing the Whole Picture

Clouding of Consciousness is when a person is slightly less wakeful or aware than normal. They are not as aware of time or their surroundings and find it difficult to pay attention. People describe this subjective sensation as their mind being "foggy". (also known as brain fog or mental fog). Cognitive Decline - Confusion.

Just because you're aware of some things, but not aware of other things, that doesn't make you stupid. You can't be aware of everything all the time. There is always more things happening around you then you are capable of being aware of. But what is great about humans, is that we can choose what to be aware of. So we can focus more on what's important and valuable, and not have to worry about the hundreds of other things that are happening at the same time. There are many things happening around us all the time. There are many things happening inside of us all the time. But we can choose what to be aware of. And how you become aware of something, is by learning everything that you can about the thing that you are trying to understand. And the more things that you can understand, the more things you will be aware of. Awareness increases with knowledge. Mistakes Happen.

Brain Injury can effect Consciousness - Illusions - Reality

Your awareness increases as you learn more, but not always, because it depends on how you perceive or understand new knowledge, and how you apply that new knowledge to old knowledge and old experiences. Knowing who you are is all based on what you know. And what you know about yourself is based on your perception of the knowledge and experiences you have had in your life up to this moment. Awareness is knowing what you are sensing, seeing, feeling, hearing, touching, smelling and tasting.

The best part of waking up is actually waking up. When I first wake up after sleeping, I am not aware of everything, or am I aware of any changes that occurred during my sleep. I usually start feeling like myself after I have gone through my morning routine. I'm mostly in automatic pilot when I first wake up. When drugs change your perspective.

Are you aware of what you are aware of? Just because you see something or hear something, this does not mean that you are aware it and understand it. You can't be aware of something if you don't know what it means. If your mind is thinking of something else, then your not focused on anything except your own thoughts. You can remember seeing something, but you were not paying attention to it. The abilities of Awareness and Attention are limited, especially when you are not aware of that 'being aware' is a skill. Understanding awareness and focus is just the beginning. You also have to understand what exactly you are being aware of, and also explain what you are focusing on. Having an innate ability is only valuable when you know how to use that power effectively and ethically.

I See a lot of People Sleep Walking, because most people are not fully awake or fully aware. Awareness is something that you have to deliberately activate, because awareness is not an automatic function. Awareness is a learned skill. You have to understand exactly what you're seeing and also accurately understand your thoughts and what you're thinking. Just because you wake up after sleeping this doesn't mean that you are fully awake and aware. Awareness has to be manually operated and be in your control, which means that you have to learn how your awareness operates and you have to learn how to control your awareness. Awareness is using a combination of your senses to focus on information being transmitted from your environment, sometimes focusing on just one particular aspect of the environment that is of some importance or something that you wish to learn more about. Awareness is also using a combination of your senses to focus on information being transmitted from inside your body and from inside your mind. And you can only do one thing at a time, because you can't be fully aware of things around you when you are focusing and being fully aware of yourself and what's happening inside you. Awareness has its limitations, which is something else that you need to learn more about. "I don't see Dead People, I just see people who are not fully awake, so I see Bed People". Writers Blindness.

How to Tell if a Brain is Awake? Certain EEG features might not always accurately capture the level of consciousness in surgical patients prefrontal cortex, which has been shown to play a role in attention, self-processing and coordinating consciousness. The brain of someone in REM sleep is almost identical to an awake brain. Half Asleep (not fully awake).

Predictable is always present in our world, but unpredictable is also always present, mostly because we can never be aware of everything that's around us. In order to be effective you have to be selective and focus on one or two things at a time. So does this mean that life is too unpredictable, no, it just means that we need more people working as a team with each person being aware and monitoring that particular area of the world. And then each person reports that information to a central unit, or you. We already do this to a certain degree. If we defined all the things we should be paying attention too, that are important or dangerous, and if everyone worked as a team focusing on all the possibilities, then we would have more certainty in the world and less uncertainty in our lives. Millions of Sensors keeping track of everything around you in the world, notifying you of any changes or any dangers. We depend on each other.

"Anybody can be caught off guard because it's impossible to stay on guard all the time. But you still need to recognize when you are being attacked so that you have a chance to put up your guard in order to defend yourself. Some battle wounds take a long time to heal so you need to defend yourself as best as you can, Touché."

"But just being aware does not mean that you understand. "Awareness is just the first step in many steps that are part of a long process called learning." 

"WTF was I Thinking? I was not thinking because I was not fully aware."

"The more things you know and understand, the more things you can be aware of."

"We are part of the same thing that we are trying to understand."

"Is it just you? Or is it a premonition? Or maybe an indication of something? You have to be able to tell when it's just you, and not something serious, otherwise, you'll be always worrying about things that only exist in your mind, and that is the type of stress that will do more harm then a real problem that you may encounter, or ,more then an actual stressful moment that you may face."

"Attention can be thought of as what you allow your eyes to look at."  Spatial intelligence.

People are sometimes unaware of how they feel and unaware of what they see. Consciousness does not happen Automatically. Consciousness is something that you initiate. In a sense you are directing your focus inward or outward for a particular reason. But just because you are conscious, that does not say that you are conscious of the right things, or for the right reasons, or in the most accurate way possible. Consciousness is a process that we are just beginning to understand. A gift that we are just learning how to use.

Depersonalization is an anomaly of Self Awareness. It can consist of a Reality or detachment within the self, regarding one's mind or body, or being a detached observer of oneself. Subjects feel they have changed, and the world has become vague, dreamlike, less real, or lacking in significance. It can be a disturbing experience.

"Just under half the time, about 46.9% to be exact, people are doing what's called 'mind wandering'. They are not focused on the outside world or the task at hand, they are looking into their own thoughts. Unfortunately, the study of 2,250 people proposes, most of this activity doesn't make us feel happy." Change.

"There are things that everyone can relate to, but not everyone relates to those things in the exact same way. Everyone Sees Things a little Differently." Ideology.

Awareness is part of your Perception, which is based on your particular knowledge and experiences and how you understand that particular knowledge and experiences. You can have a broad awareness or may have a more Focused awareness. I can say I'm aware of my hand, but I may not be aware of the truck that is about to hit me. 

Orientation - Confusion

"We are the mind, and the mind is us. We can examine the mind and the body, we can even examine the soul, which means we can examine the examiner."

Information and knowledge gives a person a profound awareness, the only down side is that the awareness makes you aware of the bad as well as the good, and how you react will depend on your level of knowledge. 

Familiarity Heuristic is an easy-to-compute procedure or "rule of thumb" that people use when forming beliefs, judgments or decisions. Bias.

"It's easy for people to disconnect from reality, especially when reality is not clearly defined."

The bottom line is, you can't be aware of everything because there is only so much that you can be aware of at one time. And you can only be aware of the things that are known to you. So the more you know, the more things you will be aware of. But even then, just because you are aware of more things does not necessarily mean that you can be aware of those things at all times. You can't be aware of everything at once, so you have to be Selective and choose a small number of things that you need to be aware of at that moment in time. 

Attention - Focus - Priorities

Sooner or later you will have to change your focus...You only have so much processing power, so you have to use it wisely.

I know that I'm not always aware of certain things from time to time, which is normal, because I know that we can't always be aware of everything all the time, especially things that can have an effect on our lives. We have to focus and pay attention to certain things that we feel are important to us, which filters out other things that are just as important. So we need to balance our priorities and learn how to multitask, especially when we need to pay attention to several things at the same time, or do things within the same time period. Humans are not always effective at being fully aware all the time. There are many things in our bodies and in the environment that can effect human awareness and interfere with our ability to be diligent and be in control. And on top of that, humans can be spontaneous and be very adaptable. So we need our focus to change at times and we need to be open to changes. And we need to see our distractions as just signals that we can either ignore or pay attention to. We need to separate the noise from the signals, especially the signals that carry important information. But this is not always easy. So I like to imagine that there is some form of a deity who is more aware than me and knows my future, so they help me out from time to time. I believe this because there is no way that I could do this life without any help from some divine intervention, because I'm not that smart. So my hope is that someone else is picking up the slack, with the slack being my vulnerabilities and the sometimes uncontrollable dangers of life and the environment. So why me? Am I the chosen one? Or am I just some lucky and random phenomenon. This is one of the reasons why people believe in a God. Having something or someone outside our awareness just makes this story more sensible. To think that there's no purpose in life is not thinking at all. To think that there's nothing makes no sense when you are using your thinking to think of nothing. It's a contradiction. I think, there for, I think there's more.


Subconscious - Not Aware - Automatic


Subconscious is the part of consciousness that is not currently in focal awareness. Underneath the layers of critical-thought functions of the conscious mind lay a powerful awareness that he called the subconscious mind.

Unconscious Mind consists of the processes in the mind which occur automatically and are not available to introspection, and include thought processes, memories, interests, and motivations.

Unconscious Memory - Habits - Instincts - Contradictions - Bias - Denial - Coma

The subconscious is that part of consciousness that is not currently in focal awareness. The subconscious mind is always awake and whirring. It's always working to control your organs and bodily functions while your conscious mind goes to sleep. That being said, your subconscious still picks up on everything, still hearing and processing while in a sleeping state. The subconscious mind controls heartbeat, blood circulation, regulates digestion and elimination. In sleep our conscious mind becomes dormant while the subconscious mind stays fully awake. Science shows that we still hear and process everything even while asleep. You can reprogram your subconscious mind in 6 weeks, but if you have poor habits, limiting success, it can take up to 1 year or longer to reprogram your mind completely. Affirmations.

Involuntary in physiology is being controlled by the autonomic nervous system. Without conscious control and not subject to the control of the will.

Spaced Out is when a person is not completely conscious of what is happening.

Automaticity is the ability to do things without occupying the mind with the low-level details required, allowing it to become an automatic response pattern or habit. It is usually the result of learning, repetition, and practice. Multitasking.

Autonomous (drones) - Subliminal - Brain Washing - Passive Learning - Rote Learning - Rumors

Process Dissociation Procedure was introduced as a general-purpose tool for quantifying the extent to which performance on various cognitive tasks is mediated by consciously controlled versus automatic processes.

When your thinking and mood changes, it's just weird. Something just comes over you. And most of the time you're not even aware of it. It's like your mind decides to take a journey, but doesn't bother to wake you up and let you know about it. You don't even know how it starts, but you know sometimes when it ends. That's when you realize and you ask yourself that question, "where did my mind just go?" I don't remember telling my mind to wonder off. So it dawned on me, I have nothing that verifies or detects when my awareness changes. So I needed a system check. A prime directive, something that says Hello! Are we still here? It's better to be in Manual Control where you can be aware of your actions. If you're in Autopilot you're not fully aware, and your controls can be easily manipulated by your emotions, habitual behaviors, Propaganda, Subliminal Messages as well by external forces in the environment

The Back of your Mind is something you intend to do, but are not actively thinking about it in order to put it into action. Something that is understood or known but not actively considered.

We all believe that we have total control over our own minds, but the truth is that we don't have full control over our minds, we know our minds seem to act own their own at times, and it's only when we are aware, that we can question ourselves whether the thoughts or the actions are accurate. Everyone has an on Autopilot, but too many times we're looking out the window day dreaming, and only when an alarm goes off, do we realize that we are the pilot, and that the Autopilot is not in control, we are in control, but not when we're day dreaming. But we need an Autopilot because we can't have our hands on the wheel all the time, but since an Autopilot has no brain, we have to find balance without losing control or diminishing our awareness.

You have to ask yourself a few times a day..'"Is what I'm doing absolutely necessary at this particular moment in time?" What are my priorities? How much time do I have? 

The human brain was designed to make sense of what ever reality or environment it is born into. This gives a human incredible survival abilities and also gives a human many ways to adapt. But this cognitive ability also has vulnerabilities, because humans can be easily fooled into believing a reality that does not exist. 

Media Literacy

Feel is to undergo an emotional sensation or be in a particular state of mind. Come to believe on the basis of emotion, intuitions, or indefinite grounds. Undergo passive experience of. Be Felt or perceived in a certain way. Find by testing or cautious exploration. Perceive by a physical sensation, e.g., coming from the skin or muscles. Be conscious of a physical, mental, or emotional state. Have a feeling or perception about oneself in reaction to someone's behavior or attitude. Produce a certain impression. An intuitive awareness. The general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people

Self-Smart - Meditation

So Why is Awareness Important? Because you don't want to be oblivious, or unaware, or uninformed to the point that you become negligent to yourself or others.

Oblivious is being unaware, ignorant, lacking conscious awareness of, Not mindful or attentive, Not showing due care or attention, lacking all memory or lacking active conscious awareness or knowledge. (A little different then just being forgetful). Synonyms: Being inattentive, absentminded, blind, careless, neglectful, insensible, unconcerned, unconscious, overlooking, lackadaisical, unobservant, unreflective, unthinking, wasteful.

Selective Perception is the tendency not to notice and more quickly forget stimuli that cause emotional discomfort and contradict our prior beliefs. For example, a teacher may have a favorite student because they are biased by in-group favoritism. The teacher ignores the student's poor attainment. Conversely, they might not notice the progress of their least favorite student.

Indifferent is showing no care or concern in attitude or action, unwilling or refusing to pay heed. Showing no care or concern in attitude or action, unwilling or refusing to pay heed. Ignorant.

Careless is having lack of attention or consideration or forethought or thoroughness; not careful. Without due thought or consideration. - Morality.

Unpredictable is when something is not capable of being foretold. Unknown in advance. Not occurring at expected times.

Calculating is the sum of the values of a random variable divided by the number of values.

Possibility is future prospect or potential. - Signals.

Not everything is unpredictable or predictable.

Predictable is the act of predicting (as by reasoning about the future). Capability of existing or happening or being true. Belief about (or mental picture of) the future. Indicate by signs, forecast. Indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively. A well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world. A proposal intended to explain certain facts or observations. Confidence of fulfillment. Tell in advance that something is about to happen. Judge to be probable. Anomaly.



Intuition - Beyond our Senses


Intuition is the ability to acquire knowledge without proof, evidence, or conscious reasoning, or without understanding how the knowledge was acquired. You know something is wrong but you can't explain it. It's a feeling. You can only trust it if you understand it. Like having Eyes in the back of your Head.

Intuitive is information obtained through instinctive knowing rather than from reasoning or observation. An impression that something might be the case. Some idea or action spontaneously derived from or prompted by a natural tendency.

Intuitively is doing something in an intuitive manner.

Human Senses - Wireless Communication

Hunch is an impression that something might be the case. Guess.

Vipassana is a Buddhist term that is often translated as "insight".

Insight us a clear or deep perception of a situation. A feeling of understanding of a complex situation. Grasping the inner nature of things intuitively.

Hindsight is understanding of a situation or event only after it has happened or developed. A realization of the significance and the nature of events after they have occurred. Learning from Mistakes.

Hindsight Bias is also known as the knew-it-all-along phenomenon or creeping determinism, refers to the common tendency for people to perceive events that have already occurred as having been more predictable than they actually were before the events took place. Not to be confused with inclination or bias.

More than a Feeling - Intuition - Jewel (youtube) - Enlightenment - Follow Your Intuition - Planning

Visceral is relating to deep inward feelings rather than to the intellect. Obtained through intuition rather than from reasoning or observation. Empathy.

Premonition is future sight, or second sight, is an alleged psychic ability to see events in the future.

Precognition is an alleged psychic ability to see events in the future. Also called prescience, future vision, future sight, or Second Sight, which is a form of extrasensory perception, the supposed power to perceive things that are not present to the senses, whereby a person perceives information, in the form of a vision, about future events before they happen, or about things or events at remote locations.

Clairvoyance is the alleged ability to gain information about an object, person, location or physical event through extrasensory perception.

Indigo Children - Phenomenon - Mirage

Sensory System - Not to be Confused with Paranoia

Visionary is one who can envision the future.

Extrasensory Perception includes reception of information not gained through the recognized physical senses but sensed with the mind. ESP

Remote Viewing is the practice of seeking impressions about a distant or unseen target, purportedly using extrasensory perception or sensing with the mind.

Third Eye (meditation) - Lucid Dreaming - Remote Operation

Telepathy is the purported transmission of information from one person to another without using any of our known sensory channels or physical interaction. Telepathic is communicating without apparent physical signals. Empathy.

Gateway Process is a 1983 report about using a series of exercises to produce states of expanded human consciousness such as astral projection, outer body experiments, and other altered states of mind.

Astral Projection is a term used in esotericism to describe a willful out-of-body experience, a supposed form of telepathy, that assumes the existence of a soul or consciousness called an "astral body" that is separate from the physical body and capable of travelling outside of it throughout the universe.

Out-of-Body Experience is a phenomenon in which a person perceives the world from a location outside their physical body.

Noetic is associated with or requiring the use of the mind.

Noesis is the psychological result of perception and learning and reasoning.

Institute of Noetic Sciences conducts research on such topics such as spontaneous remission, meditation, consciousness, alternative healing practices, consciousness-based healthcare, spirituality, human potential, psychic abilities, psychokinesis and survival of consciousness after bodily death. The Institute maintains a free database, available on the Internet, with citations to more than 6,500 articles about whether physical and mental health benefits might be connected to meditation and yoga. Time Travel.

Psychokinesis or Telekinesis, is an alleged psychic ability allowing a person to influence a physical system without physical interaction or touching. Making things move using only your mind.

Counterintuitive is a proposition that does not seem likely to be true when assessed using intuition, common sense, or gut feelings.

Global Consciousness Project is a parapsychology experiment begun in 1998 as an attempt to detect possible interactions of "global consciousness" with physical systems. The project monitors a geographically distributed network of hardware random number generators in a bid to identify anomalous outputs that correlate with widespread emotional responses to sets of world events, or periods of focused attention by large numbers of people. The GCP is privately funded through the Institute of Noetic Sciences and describes itself as an international collaboration of about 100 research scientists and engineers.

Did you ever get that feeling that something was wrong, or feel something that was not quite right, and you weren't sure what it was? We have intuition, which seems to be on a different level or frequency then the other Human Senses. I believe there's more to this thing that we call intuition. We have learned that there is many different levels of communication happening all around us. Information is being transmitted in many different forms, like resonances, oscillations and frequencies. We know that certain animals have evolved to understand and use certain forms of communication, like using magnetic fields to navigate, or using electrical and chemical signals to communicate with each other. Some information is being received through our 5 senses. So that means there's a lot of information being transmitted that is beyond our 5 Senses. But this information is not beyond human consciousness. The mind seems to have its own ability to receive information without using the 5 Senses, how it works is unknown. But at the speed in which we are learning, especially in this 21st century, I would say that we will learn sometime soon, even if we eventfully learn that it wasn't what we thought it was, because we might not be receiving signals directly from the source, but maybe indirectly from plants, animals, space or even the earth. Some people might say that God is trying to communicate with us, which is fine by me. I'm more interested in understanding these messages. Because if we can understand the messages, and their importance, then we would have a better chance of figuring out, who or what, is sending us messages, whether directly or indirectly. So of course I did a search on the internet to find out what would be some of the different ways that we could be receiving information, beyond our 5 senses, on other Levels of awareness. 

Synesthesia (mixed senses) - A Feeling in Your Gut - Gaze Perception

Shamanism is a practice that involves a practitioner reaching altered states of consciousness in order to perceive and interact with a spirit world and channel these transcendental energies into this world.

Interdimensional Doorway is a hypothetical self-contained reality co-existing with one's own.

Parapsychology is a field of study concerned with the investigation of paranormal and psychic phenomena which include telepathy, precognition, clairvoyance, psychokinesis, near-death experiences, reincarnation, apparitional experiences, and other paranormal claims. It is often identified as pseudoscience.

Ganzfeld Experiment is a technique used in parapsychology which claims to be able to test individuals for extrasensory perception (ESP). The ganzfeld experiments are among the most recent in parapsychology for testing telepathy.

Hallucinations - Beyond Normal Experience - Paranormal

Supernatural includes all that cannot be explained by science or the laws of nature, including things characteristic of or relating to ghosts, gods, or other supernatural beings, or to things beyond nature.

One Step Beyond was an American anthology series created by Merwin Gerard. The original series was broadcast for three seasons by the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) from January 1959 to July 1961. One Step Beyond - EMERGENCY ONLY S1E3 (youtube) - Harry Lubin - Weird (youtube) - Harry Lubin - Fear (youtube)

"I knew things before I understood them, I knew something wasn't right, but I could not explain it, more then a feeling"

It's not what you want to happen, it's more about what you feel is going to happen, an Intuition, a Premonition, a gut feeling, a sense that something good or pleasing is going to happen in the near future. That's your body and mind Predicting the Future. It can also warn you of a bad decision you are about to make, when you feel uneasy or doubtful. I could say that it's real because I experienced it, but I can't explain how it works or use it when I want to or need to. It just happens occasionally, or maybe it happens more often but I'm not in tune with it or aware of it as much as I can be, if I could I would use it like a tool.

Electromagnetic Theories of Consciousness proposes that consciousness can be understood as an electromagnetic phenomenon.

Magnetic Tunnel Junction is a magnetoresistive effect that occurs in a magnetic tunnel junction (MTJ), which is a component consisting of two ferromagnets separated by a thin insulator. If the insulating layer is thin enough (typically a few nanometers), electrons can tunnel from one ferromagnet into the other. Since this process is forbidden in classical physics, the tunnel magnetoresistance is a strictly quantum mechanical phenomenon.

Cell Junction is a type of structure that exists within the tissue of some multicellular organisms, such as animals. Cell junctions consist of multiprotein complexes that provide contact between neighboring Cells or between a cell and the extracellular matrix. They also build up the paracellular barrier of epithelia and control the paracellular transport. Cell junctions are especially abundant in epithelial tissues.

Gap Junction may also be called a nexus or macula communicans. When found in nerves it may also be called an electrical synapse. While an ephapse has some similarities to a gap junction, by modern definition the two are different. Gap junctions are a specialized intercellular connection between a multitude of animal cell-types. They directly connect the cytoplasm of two cells, which allows various molecules, ions and electrical impulses to directly pass through a regulated gate between cells. One gap junction channel is composed of two connexons (or hemichannels), which connect across the intercellular space. Gap junctions are analogous to the plasmodesmata that join plant cells. Gap junctions occur in virtually all tissues of the body, with the exception of adult fully developed skeletal muscle and mobile cell types such as sperm or erythrocytes. Gap junctions, however, are not found in simpler organisms such as sponges and slime molds.

Virtual Connection is a means of transporting data over a packet switched computer network in such a way that it appears as though there is a dedicated physical layer link between the source and destination end systems of this data. Virtual Circuit.

Telecommunication Circuit is any line, conductor, or other conduit by which information is transmitted.

Microtubule are involved in maintaining the structure of the cell and, together with microfilaments and intermediate filaments, they form the cytoskeleton. They also make up the internal structure of cilia and flagella. They provide platforms for intracellular transport and are involved in a variety of cellular processes, including the movement of secretory vesicles, organelles, and intracellular macromolecular assemblies (see entries for dynein and kinesin). They are also involved in cell division (by mitosis and meiosis) and are the major constituents of mitotic spindles, which are used to pull eukaryotic chromosomes apart.

The Power of Perception Videos
Antonio Damasio: The Quest to understand Consciousness (video)
Natural Mystery: Mind over Body (video)
Reality and the Extended Mind (youtube)
Do the Test (video to check awareness, but it's more about focus)
John Searle: Our shared condition -- consciousness (video)

"Though it seems that I know that I know, what I would like to know, is the me that sees me, so I will know that I know that I know....You Know?"

Did you ever have get that feeling that something incredible was going to happen? You feel good, you feel calmness, you feel peaceful, you have this feeling that something good was going to happen. And in that moment, you are some how connected to that future happiness.

Did you ever have get that feeling that someone was watching you? Our brains can be sensitive to what our conscious awareness isn't. An area called the amygdala, thought to be responsible for processing emotions and information about faces, can be more active when we look at faces with direct, rather than averted, gaze. When we are being watched, the amygdala responds, even though he didn't know it. Blind Sight - Mass Surveillance.

A lot of times your Brain is learning things without you even knowing it. Your brain does this because it has too, because you can't be aware of everything that is happening around you, or can you be aware of everything that is happening inside you. This gives humans the ability to focus on what's important without being overwhelmed with everything that your body and mind is doing, similar to processes in a computer. But you can be aware of things that you choose to be aware of as long as you know how. And that is where the power of the mind can be used effectively. But you need the right knowledge and information in order to do it.

There is more to having an elevated consciousness, or a higher level of awareness, or realizing your potential, or realizing the state you're in, or realizing your state of mind. There is still a lot of information and knowledge to be gained in order to fully understand what having 'awareness' really means. You cannot willfully manifest yourself into a new world. There's a lot of learning, a lot of experiencing, and a lot of information and knowledge to acquire. You cannot just download enormous amounts of information and knowledge from the universes simply by opening your mind. This is not to say that you will not experience something profound or meaningful on your spiritual journey's, it's just that meditation can only take you so far. Though traveling through our spiritual selves may be limitless, and the powers of our minds be tremendous, in order to fully experience and learn from our journeys, we must first acquire the necessary knowledge and information, so as we travel through the physical world we have the ability to see with our minds as well as feel with our bodies. The physical world has many responsibilities, and sadly the physical world also has many dangers. Feeling separated from our physical self is a nice feeling, but this does not mean that you are disconnected or excused from the responsibilities of our earth and from the life that we share with others. Our spaceships may be grand and magnificent, but we cannot ignore the maintenance that our spaceships require, or ignore the maintenance that our world requires. Enjoy the fight, but don't forget that there is always a landing.

New Age is said that when humanity lived in an age of great technological advancement and spiritual wisdom, it has entered a period of spiritual degeneracy, which will be remedied through the establishment of a coming Age of Aquarius, from which the movement gets its name. There is also a strong focus on healing, particularly using forms of alternative medicine, and an emphasis on a "New Age science" which seeks to unite science and spirituality. It is also a belief in a holistic form of divinity which imbues all of the universe, including human beings themselves.

Anthropocentrism is the belief that considers human beings to be the most significant entity of the universe and interprets or regards the world in terms of human values and experiences.

"No single event can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown to us. To live is to be slowly born." (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Flight to Arras, 1942, translated from French by Lewis Galantière

Who are we? We are humans, humans with amazing abilities, still learning and still growing as a species, we have only just arrived here on this planet so we are just beginning to realize our potential and still trying to discover our exact origin. What are we doing here? see answer to question one. Where did we come from? see answer to question one. Where are we going? see answer to question one. 

Why Do We Exist? - What We Know So Far

Is our experience of consciousness the result of Quantum Gravity Effects in our Microtubule, a theory which has been dubbed Orchestrated Objective Reduction?

Meditation - The Human Brain - Philosophy - Reality - Dreams - Creativity - Ideas - Social Awareness - Morality - Death - Religion.

"You know that feeling that you get in that split second when you realize that you are thinking about something that you don't want to think about, that's awareness. Please learn how it works, it's a great tool."

We have too many things that are based on peoples own personal perception, why?

Why do people punish other people just because they have a different awareness then we have? Ignorance or just EgocentrismFriendships.



Signals - Are You Receiving This


Maybe our consciousness is being transmitted to us from outside our body, and our body is just the receiver of the signal, like how a radio receives a signal, no one is inside the radio, the radio is just a receiver. Maybe using entanglement or some form of telepathy. Or maybe the cosmic microwave background radiation is the signal?

Where do dreams come from? People had dreams before wireless communication existed, but are we being influenced by wireless communications?  Holographic - Simulation - Remote Control.

CQ call is transmitting the letters CQ on a particular radio frequency is an invitation for any operators listening on that frequency to respond. "who's there?"

Signal is any incitement to action. Any nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message. An electric quantity like voltage, current or field strength whose modulation represents coded information about the source from which it comes.

Sensor is any device that receives a signal or a stimulus and responds to it in a distinctive manner.

Is it really just me, or is it just a signal that sometimes has some cross talk and noise?

Consciousness is not necessarily a product of the brain, but the brain does allow consciousness to grow and develop. And consciousness can only be understood when you acquire enough knowledge and information that would help you to realize the existence of consciousness, and it also helps to have a healthy brain and body. You could never make a mechanical computerized machine that could experience human consciousness, because after you would try to make such a machine, you would eventually realize that the human brain is the perfect machine, and there is no point in trying to reinvent the wheel. So where does consciousness come from? The brain gives us the ability to experience consciousness, but consciousness does not seem to come from the brain itself. So maybe the brain is just a receiver of consciousness. Like a radio receives a signal. But that's just a over simplified explanation. It seems likely that someone built the human brain in order to experience consciousness in this unique way. I can't even imagine what consciousness would be like without the human brain, because it would definitely not be the same as it is now. But one thing is for certain, the more knowledge and information you have, the more amazing consciousness becomes. And if you had no knowledge, information or language, then consciousness would not exist, or at the least, its existence would never be realized. So maybe the brain is the incubator for consciousness. A place where consciousness becomes into being and becomes a thinking mind. And maybe this process happens more than once. Maybe if we live more than one lifetime, each lifetime consciousness would become more and more defined. And if that is the case, then we are extremely close to realizing the full potential of consciousness. But only if we keep learning, and only if we stop pretending that we know enough. Consciousness can only survive and thrive if we keep learning and keep advancing and progressing.



People Claiming to have Special Powers - Everyone has Special Powers


Fortune-Telling is the practice of predicting information about a person's life. Profiling - Ponzi Scam.

Psychic is a person who claims to use extrasensory perception (ESP) to identify information hidden from the normal senses. "The Psychic Fair is Canceled due to Unforeseen Circumstances."

Oracle is considered to provide wise and insightful counsel or prophetic predictions or precognition of the future, inspired by the gods. As such it is a form of divination.

Prophet is an individual who has claimed to have been contacted by the supernatural or the divine, and to speak for them, serving as an intermediary with humanity, delivering this newfound knowledge from the supernatural source to other people.

Mythology refers variously to the collected myths of a group of people or to the study of such myths. Myths are the stories people tell to explain nature, history and customs.

Astrologer is the study of the movements and relative positions of celestial objects as a means for divining information about human affairs and terrestrial events.

Spiritual Guides - Lacking Material Body or Form or Substance - Ghosts

Hot Reading is when the reader uses information about the person receiving the reading (for example, from background research or overhearing a conversation) which the receiver is not aware that the reader already knows. Hot reading is commonly used in conjunction with cold reading (where no previously gathered information is used) and can explain how a psychic reader can get a specific claimed "hit" of accurate information.

Cold Reading is a set of techniques used by mentalists, psychics, fortune-tellers, mediums, illusionists (readers), and scam artists to imply that the reader knows much more about the person than the reader actually does. Without prior knowledge, a practiced cold-reader can quickly obtain a great deal of information by analyzing the person's body language, age, clothing or fashion, hairstyle, gender, sexual orientation, religion, race or ethnicity, level of education, manner of speech, place of origin, etc. Cold readings commonly employ high-probability guesses, quickly picking up on signals as to whether their guesses are in the right direction or not, then emphasizing and reinforcing chance connections and quickly moving on from missed guesses. Psychologists believe that this appears to work because of the Forer effect and due to confirmation biases within people.

Barnum Effect is a common psychological phenomenon whereby individuals give high accuracy ratings to descriptions of their personality that supposedly are tailored specifically to them, that are in fact vague and general enough to apply to a wide range of people. Profiling.

Mentalism is a performing art in which its practitioners, known as mentalists, appear to demonstrate highly developed mental or intuitive abilities. Performances may appear to include hypnosis, telepathy, clairvoyance, divination, precognition, psychokinesis, mediumship, mind control, memory feats, deduction, and rapid mathematics. Mentalists are sometimes categorized as psychic entertainers, although that category also contains non-mentalist performers such as psychic readers and bizzarists.


Related Subject Pages - Philosophy - Sense of Humor - Matrix - Human Energy - Spirituality - Enlightenment - Meaning - Soul - Li-Fi - Data - Dreaming (hypnagogia) - Meditation - Body Smart - Intelligence - Spatial Intelligence.



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