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  • adj. Not conscious

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  • adj. concerning mental functioning that is not represented in consciousness
  • adj. relating to the lack of consciousness of inanimate things


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  • in an interview, Berger suggested that the news stories about the Gap logo change were not so much a conscious prompt as a kind of nonconscious "trigger in the environment."

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  • "You are looking to tap that deep nonconscious reason that people buy" says Donna Sturgess , president of New York-based Buyology Inc. The company this year conducted research tracking people's brain activity to help marketers decide which products would have the best chances of succeeding at retail as well as what ads or other promotions best resonate with consumers.

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  • Anyway, one of the advantages of venerating all the nonconscious aspects of the Cosmos is knowing how indifferent the universe is to our little observances, and how it will take no notice whatsoever should we miss one, here or there.

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  • Designing ritual and godforms to function as conduits between conscious organisms and the remainder of the Cosmos, which is generally a nonconscious entity.

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  • They are all merely attempts of a conscious being to sum up an incomprehensible and nonconscious universe.

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  • I told my mom the results of all my neuroscience research - that despite all her training, ads would always enter my brain nonconsciously; that those nonconscious responses end up priming my brain to favor certain brands; and that in order to overcome that brand loyalty, my critical brain has to battle it out with deep-seeded desires.

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  • “Most of moment-to-moment psychological life must occur through nonconscious means if it is to occur at all,” he writes in his cheekily titled paper “The Unbearable Automaticity of Being.”

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  • Fitzsimons, G.M. and J.A. Bargh, Thinking of you: nonconscious pursuit of interpersonal goals associated with relationship partners.

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  • Libet concluded that many seemingly conscious actions are initiated by nonconscious processes.

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  • They're going to have to separate nonconscious processes from conscious ones first, and I'm not so sure they're different phenomena at all.

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