Psy1-2010-4_Consciousness

Psy1-2010-4_Consciousness - Psychology 1 Spring 2010...

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1 ** Important Notice Concerning Lecture Material ** These files contain most, but not all, overhead material presented in lecture (e.g., some material may be altered or addedinlasminute changes) added in last-minute changes). The best use of these file is to print them out and take notes on them during lectures. Æ WARNING: Perfect knowledge of this material will not guarantee an A in the course. Important details will be presented in lectures but are not in these pdf files. Thus, it is very important that you attend lecture and discussion sections. Section 4: States of Consciousness 4) States of Consciousness 2) Research Methods 3) Biological Foundations ¾ Sleep ¾ Altered States Psychology 1 Spring 2010 Section 4: Consciousness
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2 • You sleep roughly 1/3 of your life • What is the mind/brain doing during sleep? • Early research in sleep advanced by analysis of electroencephalography (EEG) awake, attentive = asynchronous activity awake, nonattentive= more synchronous (alpha waves) EEG, Brain Activity and Stages of Sleep Psychology 1 Spring 2010 Section 4: Consciousness
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3 • REM stage characterized by: ¾ asynchronous brain activity ¾ originates from pons ¾ rapid eye movements (REM) ¾ vivid dreaming (as if real event, progressive, bizarre) • REM sleep research findings: ¾ most everyone dreams, as shown by awakening during REM ¾ more time in REM before awakening, more vivid dreams ¾ memory for dreams often
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Psy1-2010-4_Consciousness - Psychology 1 Spring 2010...

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