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Cognitive neuroscience: The interdisciplinary study of the brain activity linked with our mental processes, is relating specific brain states to conscious experience Dual processing: The principle that information is often simultaneously processes in separate conscious and unconscious tracks. Blindsight: a condition in which a person can respond to a visual stimulus without consciously experiencing it. Parallel processing: the processing of many aspects of a problem simultaneously; the brain’s natural mode of information processing for many functions. Selective attention: the focusing of conscious awareness on a particular stimulus inattentional blindness: failing to see visible objects when our attention is directed elsewhere change blindness: a form of inattentional blindness; failing to notice changes in the environment circadian rhythm: the biological clock; regular bodily rhythms that occur on a 24-hour cycle

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