Consciousness: personal awareness of mental activities, internal sensations, and the external environmentSelective Attention: a tendency to orient themselves toward, or process information from only one part of the environment with the exclusion of other parts2 Requirements of selective attention3 Levels of consciousness (Levels of Information Processing)1. High: controlled processes: sharp and focusedCocktail party effect: the ability to focus one's listening attention on a single talker among a mixture of conversations and background noises, ignoring other conversations2. Middle: auto processes/ daydreaming:3. Minimal (no):Unconscious (Freud) vs. Unconscious (bio-based)Sleep and Dreams: A. Circadian or Biological rhythms: a cycle or rhythm that is roughly 24 hours long; the cyclical daily fluctuations in biological and psychological processesSuprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN):a cluster of neurons in the hypothalamus in the brain that governs the timing of circadian rhythms Melatonin
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