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Introduction to Psychology Class 10: Consciousness Myers: 187-208 June 27, 2006
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Consciousness Defined as awareness of ourselves and our environments Are we completely conscious when we drive cars? Are we somewhat conscious when we dream?
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Selective attention Definition: Focusing of conscious awareness on particular stimuli Cocktail Party Effect Change Blindness
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Conscious processing 5 senses 11 million bits of sensation/information ~40 are consciously processed Why do we need a “perceptual filter”?
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Nonconscious influences Simple, novel music tunes Prose passages Participant recites the prose out loud Did participants recognize the music tunes? Did participants rate the music tunes they had been exposed to as more appealing than those that they had not been exposed to? NO YES WHAT CONCLUSION COULD WE DRAW BASED ON THESE RESULTS?
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Sleep Circadian rhythm / body clock Light (natural or artificial) is the stimulus It causes neural activity in the hypothalamus
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This note was uploaded on 08/12/2008 for the course PSY 301 taught by Professor Pennebaker during the Summer '07 term at University of Texas.

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