37-consciousness - Higher Cognition IV Higher Cognition IV...

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Unformatted text preview: Higher Cognition IV Higher Cognition IV (Un)Consciousness (Un)Consciousness Overview Overview Consciousness and materialism Brain/Mind relations Consciousness and sleep EEG indices of consciousness Modern research Treating consciousness as a variable What do we know about consciousness? Dualism Dualism Mind: Immaterial Invincible Body: Physical Destructible Mind How does an immaterial mind infuence a material body? Arguments against Dualism Arguments against Dualism Brain Damage and Mental Life Damage to brain affects mind Prosopagnosia; Neglect Patient CR, studied by Prof. Behrmann R L patient LH control subjects Farah (1994) Arguments against Dualism Arguments against Dualism Brain Damage and Mental Life Damage to brain affects mind Prosopagnosia; Neglect Bisiach & Luzzatti (1978) Arguments against Dualism Arguments against Dualism Brain Damage and Mental Life Damage to brain affects mind Confabulation Split brain patients Pick up umbrella Left Eye Stand up Right Eye Conscious explanation comes AFTER Overview Overview Consciousness and materialism Brain/Mind relations Consciousness and sleep EEG indices of consciousness Modern research Treating consciousness as a variable What do we know about consciousness? Dreams Dreams Volunteers woken from REM sleep report vivid dreams 90+% of the time Waking from 2,3,4: 60% report less vivid Lack sensorimotor hallucinations Foulkes, 1985 Side effect of neuronal organization?...
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2010 for the course PSYCH 85 211 taught by Professor Theissen during the Spring '10 term at Carnegie Mellon.

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