Wakeful State

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A Wakeful State is an cognitive state where the cognitive agent has intentional control of their body.



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2014

2009

  • https://www.inkling.com/read/psychology-gregory-feist-erika-rosenberg-2nd/chapter-6/two-dimensions-of-consciousness
    • We defined consciousness as the extent to which we are aware of our surroundings and of what’s in our mind at a given moment. But consciousness really has two aspects to it: the degree to which we are awake and the degree to which we are aware. Wakefulness refers to alertness, or the extent to which a person is awake or asleep. Awareness refers to the monitoring of information from the environment and from one’s own thoughts (R. T. Brown & Ryan, 2003). Usually wakefulness and awareness go hand in hand, but they do not always work together. A person can be awake but not very aware, as is true in vegetative states or extreme drunkenness.