• (adj): Knowing and perceiving; having awareness of surroundings and sensations and thoughts.
    Example: "Remained conscious during the operation"; "conscious of his faults"; "became conscious that he was being followed"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on conscious:

Conscious Robots
... Conscious Robots is a book exploring hard determinism written by Paul Kwatz and published in 2005 ... Conscious decisions are reducible to little more than evolutionary programming and human beings are, as the books title suggests, little more than conscious robots ...
Self-conscious Emotions - Biological Complexity - Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration
... complexity involved in generating self-conscious emotions ... However they show significantly less signs of experiencing self-conscious emotions compared to control groups ... to show basic emotions while lacking the ability to perform the more complex self-conscious emotions demonstrates that self-conscious emotions are biologically harder to perform than average emotions ...
The Conscious Mind
... The Conscious Mind In Search of a Fundamental Theory is a 1996 book by David Chalmers, an Australian philosopher specializing in the area of philosophy of mind ... The Conscious Mind has been reviewed in many journals including Foundations of Physics, Psychological Medicine, Mind, The Journal of Mind and Behavior, and Australian Review of Books ...
Conscious Roots 2
... Conscious Roots 2 was released in 2005 ... Conscious Roots 2 Compilation album by Various Artists Released March 17, 2005 Recorded Various Times Length ? Label EMI Various Artists chronology ...
Self-conscious Emotions - Poor Behaviour and Self Conscious Emotions
... Initially self-conscious emotions were looked upon as troublesome and all part of an internal fight ... an individual to regulate their behaviour in an appropriate manner and problems with their self-conscious emotions ... the proper environment within a lab where self-conscious emotions would not only occur, but could be adequately measured ...

More definitions of "conscious":

  • (adj): (followed by 'of') showing realization or recognition of something.
    Example: "Few voters seem conscious of the issue's importance"; "conscious of having succeeded"; "the careful tread of one conscious of his alcoholic load"- Thomas Hardy
  • (adj): Intentionally conceived.
    Example: "A conscious effort to speak more slowly"; "a conscious policy"
    Synonyms: witting

Famous quotes containing the word conscious:

    I want you to consider this distinction as you go forward in life. Being male is not enough; being a man is a right to be earned and an honor to be cherished. I cannot tell you how to earn that right or deserve that honor. . . but I can tell you that the formation of your manhood must be a conscious act governed by the highest vision of the man you want to be.
    Kent Nerburn (20th century)

    One is conscious of no brave and noble earnestness in it, of no generalized passion for intellectual and spiritual adventure, of no organized determination to think things out. What is there is a highly self-conscious and insipid correctness, a bloodless respectability submergence of matter in manner—in brief, what is there is the feeble, uninspiring quality of German painting and English music.
    —H.L. (Henry Lewis)

    The greatest of faults, I should say, is to be conscious of none.
    Thomas Carlyle (1795–1881)