PSY100s-consciousness11

PSY100s-consciousness11 - Introduction to Psychology...

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Introduction to Psychology Consciousness
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Cortex and Consciousness The dorsolateral prefrontal cortex is activated during conscious control tasks Subjects asked to name the ink color in the Stroop task below have difficulty when the word name and color are different This color-naming task was associated with activation of the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex
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Attention Our conscious awareness is limited in capacity and we are aware of only a small amount of the stimuli around us at any one time Attention refers to the process by which we focus our awareness Three functions of attentional processes: Orienting function toward the environment Control of the content of consciousness I will think about this issue but not that one… Maintaining alertness
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Notion that brief exposure to sub-threshold stimuli can influence awareness Study: subjects are shown aggressive (A) or positive (B) stimuli and then rate a neutral stimulus (C)
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