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Streams of consciousness
James's description of streams of consciousness.
William James (1842-1910), an American psychologist, likened consciousness to a stream or river and called the mind a 'stream of consciousness'. He saw consciousness as a stream that was continuous and ever flowing, not disjointed. James believed that our thoughts, sensations, images and feelings are continually blending into each other, always changing and, like a stream, never ending.
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