Chapter 5 Pysch Notes

Chapter 5 Pysch Notes - Chapter 5 I. Discovery of REM a....

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Chapter 5 I. Discovery of REM a. Nathaniel Kleitman and Eugene Aserinsky came up with a better  way to document eye movements i. They hooked up the subjects to an apparatus that was  connected to electrodes pasted near the eyes ii. The electrodes picked up the small electrical signals  generated by moving eyeballs 1. These signals moves a pen on a chart recorder  b. One night while one of the subjects were asleep the recordings  suggested a much more rapid eye movement c. Kleitman and Aserinsky began to hypothesize that this rapid eye  movement could have something to do with dreaming  d. William Dement, a graduate student interested in dreams, began to  test this hypothesis  i. Dement would wake up his subjects during periods of rapid  eye movement  ii. About 80% reported that they had just been having a vivid  dream  iii. Only a small portion of subjects reported dreaming during  other phases of sleep e. EEG recordings also showed that periods of rapid eye movement  were also associated with marked changes in brain-wave patterns  II. Nature on Consciousness  a. Consciousness is the awareness of internal and external stimuli  (personal awareness)  b. Consciousness includes your awareness of: i. External events  ii. Your internal sensations  iii. Yourself as the unique being having these experiences  iv. Your thoughts about these experiences  c. William James christened the continuous flow of thoughts we have 
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2009 for the course PSY 202 taught by Professor Henriques during the Fall '08 term at Wisconsin.

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