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Module 18 notes - Module 18 Vocabulary Consciousness- our...

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Module 18 Vocabulary Consciousness- our awareness of ourselves and our environment Biological rhythms- periodic physiological fluctuations Circadian rhythm- the biological clock; regular bodily rhythms (for example, of temperature and wakefulness) that occur on a 24-hour cycle REM sleep – rapid eye movement sleep, a recurring sleep stage during which vivid dreams commonly occur. Also known as paradoxical sleep, because the muscles are relaxed (expect for minor twitches) but other body systems are active. Alpha waves- the relatively slow brain waves of a relaxed, awake state Sleep- periodic, natural, reversible loss of consciousness- as distinct from unconsciousness resulting from a coma, general anesthesia, or hibernation. Hallucination- false sensory experiences, such as seeing something in the absence of an external visual stimulus Delta waves- the large, slow brain waves associated with deep sleep Insomnia- recurring problems in falling or staying asleep Narcolepsy- a sleep disorder characterized by uncontrollable sleep attacks. The sufferer
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course PSY 101 taught by Professor Lamorte during the Spring '08 term at Rutgers.

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