Is consciousness continuous or discrete? Maybe it's both, argue researchers. Two major theories have fueled a now 1,500 year-long debate started by Saint Augustine: Is consciousness continuous, where we are conscious at each single point in time, or is it discrete, where we are conscious only at certain moments of time? Psychophysicists answer this centuries-old question with a new model, one that combines both continuous moments and discrete points of time. Source 1w.