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psy Chapter 5 notes - Chapter 5 Consciousness -Awareness of...

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Chapter 5 Consciousness -Awareness of internal external stimuli -levels of awareness -stream of consciousness (W. James) analyze actions from it -Unconscious, conscious, preconscious (Freud) -arent aware of, not in our control -Awareness during sleep and under anesthesia -sleep/dreaming Sleep/Waking research -Instruments -Electroencephalograph – brain electrical activity (brain waves) -Amplitude (height) -Frequency (cycles per second) Electromyograph – muscle activity -Electrooculograph – eye movement -Other bodily functions also observed Table 5.1 (in txt book) Biological Rhythm and Sleep -fluctuations in physiological functioning -Circadian rhythms – 24 hr biological cycles -Regulations of sleep/other body functions (blood pressure, temperature, urine production, hormonal secretion, etc.) -Leave people “primed” to fall asleep most easily at a particular
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time -“ideal bedtime” promotes better sleep Biological clock -Physiological pathway of the biological clock: -levels of light -> retina -> hypothalamus -> pineal gland -> secretion of melatonin -Melatonin (hormone) – adjust bio clock
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course PSY 2020 taught by Professor Shpurik during the Spring '08 term at FIU.

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