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stream of consciousness

n. pl. streams of consciousness
Psychology The conscious experience of an individual regarded as a continuous, flowing series of images and ideas running through the mind.

stream′-of-con′scious·ness adj.
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Self's nonlinear, stream-of-consciousness narrative slips between characters and eras without warning--sometimes within a single sentence--and lacks paragraph breaks, quotation marks, and chapters.
These stream-of-consciousness dialogues sometimes seem like half-baked thoughts put out there for the world to read.
Investigating the processes that occurs in stream-of-consciousness thought that leads to happiness could uncover the very secret of happiness.
His style is the surreal stream-of-consciousness flight of fancy, prompted by where he's performing, quirks of his audience's behaviour - in fact anything that enters his head.
Parts of the book are written in a stream-of-consciousness style and Frey uses repetition and dispenses with punctuation to get his points across.
Each poem depicts an image of some aspect of existence (Life, Death and Eternity) in vivid, stream-of-consciousness word pictures.
However, Wideman's stream-of-consciousness writing style, replete with fragmented sentences, makes for difficult reading.
Each character contributed his or her by turns frightened, angry, and frustrated voice to a stream-of-consciousness dialogue as haunting and delirious as a Guy Maddin cult classic, as fevered and oracular as Werner Herzog's Heart of Glass.
Next, have each side respond to this scenario: Suppose Matthew Parent was a 30year-old artist, whose stream-of-consciousness "free writing" had been published in a literary magazine.
That in-character, stream-of-consciousness stuff always wears out Indications.
Dionne has ignored the medium's pesky conventions and indulged in a stream-of-consciousness, bi-tonal filmic musing on things of universal concern.
In fact, as the author makes clear, Leonardo used his notebooks as a stream-of-consciousness dialogue with himself.