SENTIENCE By Nugent, Pam M.S. - April 13, 2013 1. The most primitive and simple form of cognition. 2. The state of being sentient. SENTIENCE: "Sentience consists of being aware of stimuli without interpreting it." Related Psychology Terms BEING COGNITION 1 (B-COGNITION) PRIMITIVE SUPEREGO ATAVISM PREMORTEM CLARITY PERCEPTUAL CYCLE HYPOTHESIS NARCOANALYSIS W-STATE SOCIAL COGNITION PSYCHOSIS RESPONSE INTEGRATION Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "SENTIENCE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/sentience/ (accessed June 28, 2017).