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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 15 Consciousness Consciousness and Information Processing Consciousness our awareness of
ourselves and our environment Phenomenology Problem of our minds Levels of consciousness Altered states of consciousness Minimal consciousness Full consciousness Self consciousness Consciousness and Information Processing and Nonconscious, preconscious,
unconscious information Nonconscious activities Preconscious Unconscious information Cognitive unconscious Survival advantages of consciousness The restrictive function Selective storage Executive control function Sleep Sleep the natural loss of consciousness Circadian rhythm Suprachiasmatic nucleus Melatonin Adenosine Sleep Sleep stages Rapid eye movement (REM) Stage one and two Beta waves Alpha waves Theta waves Hypnagogia K-complexes Sleep spindles Sleep Sleep Sleep stages Stage three and stage four Delta waves REM sleep Stimuli awareness and learning Hypnopaedia Purpose of sleep Sleep needs and patterns Nonsomniacs Sleep Sleep Stimuli awareness and learning Sleep deprivation Dangers of sleep deprivation Sleep disorders Insomnia Narcolepsy Hypocretin Sleep apnea Night terrors Sleep Dreams Dreams sequences of images, feelings, ideas and impressions that pass through our minds as we sleep Dream content Manifest content Lucid content Dreams The purpose of dreams Freud and the interpretation of dreams Latent content Information processing Activation synthesis Activation-synthesis theory Development Hypnosis Hypnosis an exercise in suggestion Susceptibility Hypnotic ability Recall Therapy Posthypnotic suggestion Pain relief Hypnotic analgesia Dissociation Hypnosis
What aspects of hypnotism are probably more grounded in showmanship than in psychology? Meditation Meditation - an alert state of consciousness that aims to enhance selfknowledge and well-being through an extreme sense of calm and relaxation ...
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