- being above the threshold of perception of a stimulus.
Origin of supraliminal
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To these faculties, as a rule, his supraliminal self could get no access.
The normal relation between the supraliminal and the subliminal may be disturbed by the action of either.
But it is equally easy to devise experiments which shall call these submerged sensations up again into supraliminal consciousness.
There, too, the powers of which the supraliminal self has lost control continue to act in obedience to subliminal promptings.
Part of her personality is still alive to the danger, and modifies her movements, unknown to her supraliminal self.
- of or relating to any stimulus that is above the threshold of sensory awarenessCompare subliminal
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- Being above the threshold of consciousness or of sensation. Used of stimuli.
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