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Unformatted text preview: Consciousness Part One • Consciousness: The awareness of internal and external stimuli • Various kinds of awareness: – Of external events (Im in psych) – Of internal sensations (Im hungry) – Of oneself as unique to experiences(aware that what im thinking is my own) – Of thoughts about experiences (thinking about the fact that im thinking about those things) Subliminal Perception • Subliminal Perception: can we be unaware of things and have them still have an impact? • James Vicary and “Drink Coke and Eat Popcorn” – At movies, little messages saying to eat and 58 percent did – Findings are very weak • Krosnick study: subliminal messages may shape attitudes without conscious awareness • Freud and Consciousness • Three Levels of Consciousness – Conscious: mental events we are aware of – Preconscious: mental events that can be brought to out awareness • Who my third grade teacher is – Unconscious: mental events inaccessible to our awareness • Could have age 4 been a bad year? Made myself forget because brings suffering • Frontal lobe (decides if sound is important or not) • Have to be processing info in our sleep Circadian Cycles • Individuals have difference internal clocks • Most run on a 24 hour cycle • Almost all are set for sleep at night • Night time sleepiness: 2am-6am peak (we don’t function as well at these times) • Siesta Zone: 1-4 pm (some cultural differences) • Programmed for naps • There are Nocturnal People: – Betsy Thomas goes to bed at 5 PM and wake up 2 AM – Unusual body clock – She spent 28 days in isolation with no clocks, watches, tv, nothing to tell you when its day or night – Rely on what your brain is telling you to do...
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This note was uploaded on 02/02/2011 for the course PSYCH psych 111 taught by Professor Shellyschreier during the Fall '10 term at University of Michigan.

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Consciousness 9-28-10 - Consciousness Part One •...

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