Due to numerous factors, consciousness remains one of the most understudied areas in psychology. First of all, it is really hard to define conscious state, and there is still an on-going debate as to what this state entails. Secondly, how do you measure consciousness? Finally, is our cognitive function affected by whether we process information consciously or unconsciously?
In this post I will try to highlight some major theories and viewpoints on the issue. I will also outline important studies and research on human consciousness.