Chapter 4 - worldisshutoff thinking(problemsolving...

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Sleep is an altered state of consciousness: The brain is not “shut off” the conscious experience of the outside world is “shut off” It is entirely possible that complex thinking (problem solving) is possible during sleep
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The importance of sleep isn’t exactly clear . . . Restorative theory of sleep: emphasizes the body and brain need to rest Growth hormone is released during sleep Glycogen stores are replenished in brain Immune system is strengthened Marathon runners seem to sleep longer after race
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The importance of sleep isn’t exactly clear . . . Restorative theory of sleep: predicts that lack of sleep leads to negative consequences chronic sleep deprivation = lapses in attention and microsleeps (unintended sleep episodes) . . .
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The importance of sleep isn’t exactly clear . . . Restorative theory of sleep: emphasizes the body and brain need to rest over long periods, sleep deprivation eventually causes problems with cognitive performance
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This note was uploaded on 10/05/2008 for the course PSY 301 taught by Professor Pennebaker during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas.

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Chapter 4 - worldisshutoff thinking(problemsolving...

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