with regard to Freud's classical psychoanalytic theory, the area of the mind that consists of thoughts, emotions, interpretations, and other facets of cognition presently existing in consciousness. The details within the aware part of the mind are hence naturally transitory and always shifting. 2. correlating with or characterized by consciousness or alertness.

CONSCIOUS 1 (CS): "Tina's family was overjoyed when the doctor called to say she was conscious."