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3/17 Chapter 6: Consciousness Flow of consciousness – William James Daydream – shift of consciousness inward Attentional allocation – basic functional skill Auto-pilot: divided attention, multi-tasking involves decrement in certain tasks Inattentional blindness: not seeing something that’s plainly visible b/c not expecting it Change blindness: missing obvious changes b/c not focused Optimal level of arousal – sleepy vs. alert circadian rhythms Cortisol – stress hormone, aging hormone – affects cell division and how quickly we age Melatonin – hormone related to sleep SCN – suprachiasmatic nucleus – responds to changes in light diurnal – more alert in the daylight Seasonal affective disorder – usu. in winter Sleep hygiene – noise, light EEG – electrical activities of brain in sleep Beta waves – alert Alpha waves – after beta – awake but not very alert, drifty theta – sleepy pull, falling asleep Sleep spindles – spikes, drifting away stage 2 sleep – unreliable response (maybe/not) theta Stage 1 sleep – sleepy Delta waves – deep sleep – sleep disorders sleepwalking – more common in childhood, less common as age, sleep-talking, bruxism – grinding teeth
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This note was uploaded on 04/11/2008 for the course PSY 301 taught by Professor Pennebaker during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas.

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3.17 - 3/17 Chapter 6: Consciousness Flow of consciousness...

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