AWAREness: A framework for conceptualizing the varying components of consciousness

Document Type: 
ASSC Conference Item
Article Type: 
Theoretical
Disciplines: 
Psychology
Topics: 
Theory of Consciousness
Keywords: 
consciousness, subjective experience, theory
Deposited by: 
Dr Kim MacLin
Date of Issue: 
2007
Authors: 
Otto H. MacLin, M. Kimberly MacLin, Robert L. Solso
Event Location: 
Las Vegas, NV
Event Title: 
2007 Annual meeting of the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness
Event Type: 
ASSC Conference
Presentation Type: 
Poster
Number of Pages: 
1
Abstract: 
With the proliferation of theoretical and experimental advances in consciousness there have been a corresponding number of divergent views. Here, we present a general framework of consciousness called AWAREness (Solso, 2003). The main features of the framework include Attention, Wakefulness, Architecture, Recall of knowledge, and the Emotive. In addition, there are several secondary attributes included. These are novelty, emergence, selectivity, and subjectivity. The five elements of consciousness in the AWAREness framework are an attempt to reduce the variance in defining the subjective experience we call consciousness.
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