L5 Sleep - I.Whatisconsciousness rougetest[,mirror , II. Drugs,moods,sleep III.Sleep, A.

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Sleep and Altered States I. What is consciousness?   - being aware that you’re aware -rouge test [red paint on child’s nose, mirror] -awareness of the self in the environment, necessary for survival  II. What is Altered Consciousness? - Drugs, moods, sleep III. Sleep, the best studied altered state. A. Brain activity varies during sleep B. Circadian Rhythms daily rhythms [melatonin, made in the pineal  gland at the base of the brain, secreted in the darkness]  C Why do we sleep? 1. Repair Theory - we need to recover from the damage  done during the day to recover from daily activities 2. Adaptive Nonresponding -[ predation]  evolution  recognized our weakness at night [vision, predators], animals adapt  to having a quiet time 3. Conserve Energy E.  Why do we dream? [Stage 1 sleep] 1.  Repression Hypothesis -[purpose of dreams is to store 
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repressed memories]. Freud thought dreams were the road to the 
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L5 Sleep - I.Whatisconsciousness rougetest[,mirror , II. Drugs,moods,sleep III.Sleep, A.

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