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pre·con·scious

 (prē-kŏn′shəs)
n.
The memories or feelings that are not part of one's immediate awareness but that can be recalled through conscious effort.

pre·con′scious adj.
pre·con′scious·ly adv.

preconscious

(priːˈkɒnʃəs)
adj
(Psychology) psychol prior to the development of consciousness
n
(Psychoanalysis) psychoanal mental contents or activity not immediately in consciousness but readily brought there
preˈconsciously adv
preˈconsciousness n

pre•con•scious

(priˈkɒn ʃəs)

adj.
1. capable of being readily brought into consciousness.
2. occurring prior to the development of consciousness.
n.
3. the complex of memories and emotions that may influence or readily be brought into consciousness.
[1855–60]
pre•con′scious•ly, adv.
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I am also intrigued by the idea that formally less constrained associative thinking brings the human subject closer to her/his "animal self', the foreconscious (Freud 1999: 2581) being that prefigures the ideological and discursive margins of species delineation.