We can only take in a few things, so. Riding home from work on his bike (without a helmet. Hit by an 81-year old driver - older drivers focus on what"s straight ahead due to attention"s focus. Vegetative(no response to any stimulation) for ~6 months. We don"t see anything we don"t expect. If you can answer it completely, then it"s nobel prize worthy. We are aware that we aware (meta-knowledge. knowing that you know) The awareness of our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. The place where all the things of which we are aware reside. We"re never aware of most of what our brains do. Contents of mind that we are aware. Awareness of one"s surroundings - degree to which we are awake and aware. Wakefulness - alertness, extent to which one is asleep/awake. Awareness - monitoring of information from the environment and one"s thoughts. All states of consciousness exist on this plane.