The functions of consciousness are as follows. 1. Reflection function. 2. The function of goal-setting. 3. Creative function (creativity is the way and means of self-discovery and development of human consciousness through the perception of its own creations).
4. The evaluation function and regulation of behavior and activity. 5. Function of building relationships to the world, other people, yourself. 6. The spiritual function – which is responsible for the formation of personality and development of spirituality.
7. Reflexive function which is the main characterizing consciousness function. Objects of reflection are the reflection of the world, thinking about the world, or worldview, ways of self-regulation, self-awareness, the processes of reflection. Speaking about the mechanisms of consciousness, do not have in mind only the brain activity of a specific individual. The brain is the biological basis of mind and consciousness. But consciousness – a product of the interaction of many systems. This individual him / herself, and social groups in which it is formed as a person and society as a specific historical situation, and all the way cultural and historical development of mankind. An important feature of these systems is the ability to create tumors in consciousness that can not be reduced to some components of the original system. Consciousness is an important functional interaction between these organ systems. Properties of consciousness as a functional body are: 1) responsiveness (responsiveness), 2) sensitivity (the ability to feel and sympathize with), 3) dialogism (the ability to perceive their own kind, as well as self- opportunity to conduct an internal dialogue with itself), 4) polyphony (multiplicity of occurrence of mental processes at the same time), 5) the spontaneity of development (the consciousness of every person is unique, its development in ontogeny can not strictly conditional upon either be individual qualities or effects of the social environment – interferes with something that is not verifiable and classifications, and this is the mystery man, who beat over by psychologists and philosophers, theologians and anthropologists)