A bleeding or a dying animal seems to have consciousness, both because of its posture and of the fact that its wound or death makes it to slip away from its operative life and thus to stay behind it as we think to be the case of the human consciousness.
From this reason, an inquiry into human consciousness which assumes that it simply lies behind our active life and our beliefs should be wrong. It should rather study how the consciousness leaves the active life. Differently from other animals, humans have more means by which they go far from their active life, many of them being wrongly identified with impulsive emotions without the cognitive sense which belongs to the consciousness. On the contrary, the cognitive outcomes of our consciousness might tell less about consciousness, since the beliefs we express or think about are means of being in the outer space of the human societies where we actively live.
Moreover, the consciousness behind the facts or life and beliefs hardly can be separated from them.