Unconscious

Unconscious might refer to:

In physiology:

  • unconsciousness, the lack of consciousness or responsiveness to people and other environmental stimuli

In psychology:

  • Unconscious mind, the mind operating well outside the attention of the conscious mind as defined by Sigmund Freud and others
  • unconscious, an altered state of consciousness with limited conscious awareness
  • not conscious

Famous quotes containing the word unconscious:

    The adolescent does not develop her identity and individuality by moving outside her family. She is not triggered by some magic unconscious dynamic whereby she rejects her family in favour of her peers or of a larger society.... She continues to develop in relation to her parents. Her mother continues to have more influence over her than either her father or her friends.
    Terri Apter (20th century)

    Men are freest when they are most unconscious of freedom. The shout is a rattling of chains, always was.
    —D.H. (David Herbert)

    All the lies and evasions by which man has nourished himself—civilization, in a word—are the fruits of the creative artist. It is the creative nature of man which has refused to let him lapse back into that unconscious unity with life which charactizes the animal world from which he made his escape.
    Henry Miller (1891–1980)