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1. a secondary consciousness coexisting with the main stream of consciousness.
2. the edge of consciousness.
1. A splitting of consciousness into two streams.
2. Awareness by one personality of the thoughts of another personality in dissociative disorder.
(in psychiatry) conscious states the patient is not aware of because they are not in the focus of attention but on the fringe of the content of consciousness. Thus something can be recalled and drawn into consciousness only when the conditions of consciousness are favorable.
Awareness of objects, ideas, or thoughts at the fringe of consciousness.