Chapter 6A (Consciousness) - Thursday October 29 2009

Chapter 6A - Chapter 6 Consciousness Thursday Reviews questions Q Which of the following is a binocular depth cue A Convergence Q Feature detectors

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Chapter 6: Consciousness Thursday October 29, 2009 Reviews questions Q: Which of the following is a binocular depth cue? A: Convergence Q: Feature detectors that respond maximally t o the particular stimulus, such a line orientation are located in the A: Visual cortex Chapter 6 Defining consciousness What is consciousness? o Awareness of internal and external stimuli o Broader than attention Levels of awareness o James-stream of consciousness o Freud-unconscious o Jung-collective unconscious o Sleep/ dreaming o Emotional unconscious CONSCIOUSNESS IS: o Subjective and private o Dynamic-- Ever changing o Self-reflective--Central to our sense of self o Selective attention--Unlimited possibilities
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Levels of consciousness Psychodynamic perspective (Freud) o Conscious mind Thoughts, perception mental events in our awareness o Preconscious mind Outside of current awareness, but easily recalled o Unconscious mind Normally can’s be brought into awareness Components of personality (Freud) ID: instinctual sexual and aggressive drives Unconscious EGO: mediating between ID and superego Superego: internalized moral Neural mapping of Freud’s model of the mind Frontal cortex (Superego) Posterior cortex (EGO) Brainstem/ limbic system (ID) Jung’s Conception of personality Ego, personal unconscious, collective unconscious -differ from Freud’s definitions The evolution of consciousness “Cosmic consciousness” “The psychogenesis of man”
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*Human consciousness is evolving Stages of evolution 1. Simple consciousness Awareness of one’s environment Shared with lower animals Few days after birth 2. Self consciousness Awareness of oneself as separate and unique Unique to human
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Chapter 6A - Chapter 6 Consciousness Thursday Reviews questions Q Which of the following is a binocular depth cue A Convergence Q Feature detectors

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