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10/13/10 1 CONSCIOUSNESS Conciousness What is it? The Effects of Drugs What is consciousness? Not conscience: Our awareness of ourselves and our environment. X 3
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10/13/10 2 But what is it? Our subjective experience of the world, our bodies, and our mental perspectives Involves thoughts, sensations, perceptions, moods, emotions, dreams, awareness The “I” 4 Levels vs. States Can describe “levels of consciousness” The degree to which you are aware of your own mental events Breathing vs. decision making Differs from “states of consciousness” Describes what information reaches your consciousness at some point in time Awake, asleep, drunk… In general… Conscious = in awareness Unconscious = outside awareness Conscious = controllable Unconscious = outside of control 6
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3 Subliminal Perception It is possible to process (and be somewhat influenced by) information without being aware of it. Subliminal Persuasion Psychoactive Drugs Drug? Drugs are chemicals that affect the body.
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