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States of Consciousness
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Processing of Information Conscious processing Serial Relatively slow Voluntary acts Problem solving Communication Unconscious processing Familiar tasks performed automatically Register stimuli rapidly Parallel processing
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Sleep Circadian rhythm Resetting the biological clock
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Sleep Stages Awake, relaxed Alpha waves Stage 1 Stage 2 Sleep spindles Stage 3 Stage 4 Delta waves REM sleep
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Newborn States Five states of arousal Degrees of sleep and wakefulness Individual differences Sleep Rapid-eye-movement (REM): Irregular; brain wave activity similar to waking; uneven breathing; slight movement Non-rapid-eye-movement (NREM): motionless; slow and regular brain wave activity
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Infant Sleep and SIDS Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Sleep deprivation Infant stress Decreased muscle tone of respiratory airway Teratogens (cigarette smoke) Prone sleeping
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Protects
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course PSYC 001 taught by Professor Carlivati during the Fall '08 term at GWU.

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