Psychology 365 Lecture 34 (April 17)

Psychology 365 Lecture 34 (April 17) - Outline...

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Outline Consciousness (Chapter 15) Video Recap Defining Consciousness Models of Consciousness DICE Neuronal Workspace Hypothesis Consciousness in the Brain Reading for today: Chapter 15 Exam Tuesday April 21 at 12 noon in KNB 132
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Video Recap – “Consciousness Consciousness achieved by activity of neurons HOW? Neurons encode information as patterns of activation across distributed populations of neurons (modules) Sense of self = state of the brain, continuously updated Cognitively, consciousness involves perspective-taking, binding percepts, focused attention Video Recap
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Evidence for modular brain creating sense of self? Phantom limb – perceive feeling (sensation) in amputated limb from stimulation of other areas of body due to rewiring in brain after amputation Parietal Lobe Disease – right hemisphere damage after stroke, “denial” of left arm sensory input is a key part of sense of self Video Recap
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BUT, sense of self not only derived consciously… unconscious responses to facial expressions of others what is the function of consciousness? Video Recap
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This note was uploaded on 09/10/2009 for the course PSYCH 365 taught by Professor Penny during the Fall '09 term at University of Calgary.

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Psychology 365 Lecture 34 (April 17) - Outline...

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