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Chapter 4 Consciousness- an individual’s awareness of external events and internal sensations under a condition of arousal, including awareness of the self and thoughts about one’s experience Metacognition- thinking about your thoughts Arousal- physiological state of being engaged with the environment; determined by the reticular activating system Areas of the cerebral cortex, including association cortex, prefrontal lobes, and frontal lobes, appear to be involved in the ways awareness goes beyond the input of sensory info Theory of mind- individual’s understanding that they and others think, feel, perceive, and have private experiences; undeveloped in children There are levels of consciousness such as higher-level awareness, lower-level awareness, altered states of consciousness, subconscious awareness, and no awareness. Sleep- natural state of rest for the body and mind that involves the reversible loss of consciousness
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