Neuroscience

Study reveals the gateway to conscious awareness

During our waking hours, the brain is receiving a near-constant influx of sensory signals of various strengths. For decades, scientists have wondered why some signals rise to the light of conscious awareness while other signals ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Can positive psychology change the world?

Addressing the social and global issues that confront us can only be achieved by shifting our focus from 'me' to 'we," and from short-term to longer-term thinking, UNSW Sydney's Visiting Professorial Fellow in the School ...

Awareness

Awareness is the state or ability to perceive, to feel, or to be conscious of events, objects or sensory patterns. In this level of consciousness, sense data can be confirmed by an observer without necessarily implying understanding. More broadly, it is the state or quality of being aware of something. In biological psychology, awareness is defined as a human's or an animal's perception and cognitive reaction to a condition or event.

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