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Chapter 5 States of Consciousness
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Puzzle of Consciousness What is consciousness? Our moment-to-moment awareness of ourselves and our environment
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Puzzle of Consciousness Characteristics of Consciousness Subjective and private Dynamic Self-reflective and central to sense of self
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Puzzle of Consciousness Consciousness is intimately connected with selective attention process
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Puzzle of Consciousness Measuring States of Consciousness Self-reports Physiological Measures Behavioral Measures
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Puzzle of Consciousness Levels of Consciousness (Freud) Conscious Preconscious Unconscious
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Puzzle of Consciousness The Cognitive Unconscious Conscious and unconscious processes are complementary, work in harmony (Reisberg, 1997)
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Puzzle of Consciousness Controlled Processing Conscious use of attention, effort (e.g., learning to ride bicycle) Automatic Processing Perform tasks with little or no conscious awareness or effort (e.g., riding bicycle while talking)
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Psychoactive Drugs Depressants Stimulants Hallucinogens
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Drug-Induced States Depressants Decrease nervous system activity Alcohol, barbiturates, tranquilizers
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