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Chapter 4 Consciousness: Part I
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Independent Reading What’s up with the different states of consciousness? What is Consciousness? Page 116-117 (3 rd edition) Note: this section does NOT EXIST in the 2 nd edition! Borrow from a friend Read in our office hours Use the book on reserve in Langston Library
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Psychoactive Drugs Any substance that alters mood, perception, or thought - Controled substance if approved for medical use Topics to be covered: How Drugs Affect the Brain Substance Abuse & Addiction
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How Drugs Affect The Brain Increase the availability of dopamine In addition… Opiates: Drugs that block pain (morphine and heroin) and mimics the behavior of endorphins Depressants: Drugs that slow the body down (alcohol and downers) act on neurons GABA Stimulants: Drugs that produce adrenalin (Amphetamines, cocaine, caffeine) and mimic epinephrine
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How do drug addicts form addictions? Substance use Substance abuse because… - Physical pleasure Physical drug dependence - Compulsive drug use - Drug tolerance - Unpleasant withdrawal
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Chapter 4 Consciousness Part II
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Independent Reading Circadian Rhythms Pages 117-199 (3 rd edition) Pages 110-111 (2 nd edition)
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How does our brain function while we sleep? Topics to be covered: Why do we sleep? NREM and REM sleep
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This note was uploaded on 06/09/2008 for the course PSB P9 taught by Professor Frattaroli during the Spring '08 term at UC Irvine.

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