Corpus Callosum: The connecting nerve bundle that bridges the two halves of the brain and provides continuity between the right and left hemispheres as electrical impulses pass to each side.
Disassociation: The functioning of consciousness at different levels without the awareness of relevant information on other levels.
Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD): A dissociative disorder in which different aspects of a personality function independently of one another, creating the appearance of two or more distinct personalities within an individual.
Post-Hypnotic Amnesia: Forgetting selected events due to suggestion while under hypnosis, including the suggestion itself.
Recovered or Discovered Memory: A phenomenon involving situations where individuals remember long-forgotten incidences of abuse. Heavy debate surrounds the question of whether these events actually happened, or were a product of therapists' suggestions. Supporters of the issue argue that recovered memory is a perfect example of Freud's theory of repression.
Subconscious Awareness: The mental processes involving information not currently in consciousness but retrievable by special recall procedures, such as hypnosis.