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Consciousness Our awareness of our own existence,  sensations, and cognitions • “Stream of consciousness” – William James • What function does consciousness serve?
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Consciousness • Normal consciousness • Altered states of consciousness – Sleeping – Dreaming – Hypnosis – Meditation – Drug induced – Other?
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Stages of Sleep • EEG-based  measurements • Stage 1 – Hypnogogic • Stage 2 – Sleep spindles • Stages 3 and 4 – Delta waves • REM (rapid eye  movement) sleep
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Stages of Sleep
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Sleep Deprivation • 2/3 adults are not getting enough sleep • REM rebound • Effects – Attention • Sustained attention – Physical performance • Visual-motor tasks – Mood – The body suffers • Increased cortisol – Decreased learning
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The Function of Sleep • Why do we sleep? – Evolutionary theory  – Restorative theory – Facilitating learning
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Dreaming • What triggers particular dreams? • Why do we dream?
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This note was uploaded on 06/02/2011 for the course PSYC 101 taught by Professor Cusaac during the Fall '08 term at South Carolina.

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