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Lecture14 - Lecture 14 Consciousness & Memory February 27,...

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Lecture 14 Memory
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Other states of consciousness Drug induced Act on neurotransmitters to alter conscious state Brain not made to interact with the drug; therefore consciousness is altered Change psychological and physiological awareness Meditation: a state of relaxation where the mind is free from all thoughts Hypnosis Similar to state of extreme concentration Subject can show reduced physiological responses
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Outside awareness: The preconscious Information that is available but currently outside of conscious awareness Memories Sensory information Priming tasks Used to study the processing of preconscious information Recognition of certain stimuli is affected by previous presentation of similar stimuli
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Priming example Step 1 Memorize these words: Gold Jewelry Fourteen Ring Diamond Step 2 Name a vegetable
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Automatic processes Require little or no effort or attention Generally occur outside of conscious awareness
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This note was uploaded on 05/01/2008 for the course PSY 340 taught by Professor Macdonald during the Spring '08 term at NMSU.

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Lecture14 - Lecture 14 Consciousness & Memory February 27,...

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