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- AKA: Conscious State.
- See: State of Being Aware, Mind, Cognition, Conscious Vigilance, Conscious Awareness, Phenomenology, Subjective Experience, Human Brain, Ambulation, Sleep, Conscious Wakefulness.
- (Wikipedia, 2014) ⇒ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wakefulness Retrieved:2014-11-9.
- Wakefulness is a daily recurring brain state and state of consciousness in which an individual is conscious and engages in coherent cognitive and behavior 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.
- 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.