Palfai_Consciousness

Palfai_Consciousness - Consciousness What is it? Internal...

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Consciousness What is it? Internal and external awareness Evolutionary emergence? (Montignac) Lascaux caves (18000 B.C.)
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Julian Jaynes (bicameral mind) The Iliad (Homer 800 B.C.) John R. Searle emergent property of the brain video
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The study consciousness Study the conditions when it is altered or absent: Coma Sleep Chemically-induced changes
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Coma Where is the neural control? Frederic Bremer: CERVEAU ISOLE (above the pons) ENCEPHALE ISOLE (below the pons)
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ARAS (ascending reticular activating system)
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Sleep Circadian rhythms
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Circadian pace makers The suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) responsible for length of cycle
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Circadian pace makers The pineal gland: melatonin Maximal release between 21:00-7:00. Taken at the evening local time reduces jetlag effects
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The Electro-Encephalo-Graph (EEG) Hans Berger
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Beta waves (aroused), alpha waves (relaxed wakefulness), theta waves, delta waves, REM waves
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