States of Consciousness

States of Consciousness - loss Rhythms Sleep Patterns:...

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States of Consciousness Altered States and Sleep Consciousness All the sensations, perceptions, memories, and feelings you are aware of in any instant Waking Consciousness: Normal, clear, organized, alertness Altered State of Consciousness (ASC): Changes that occur in quality and pattern of mental activity May be due to sensory overload, unusual physical conditions, and restricted sensory input Sleep Innate, biological rhythm Microsleep: Brief shift in brain-wave patterns similar to those during sleep Sleep Problems Sleep Deprivation: Sleep loss Being deprived of needed amounts of sleep Affects attention, mood, and health Sleep-Deprivation Psychosis: Confusion, disorientation, delusions, and hallucinations that occur because of sleep
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Unformatted text preview: loss Rhythms Sleep Patterns: Daily rhythms of sleep and waking Short sleepers: People averaging 5 hours of sleep per night Long sleepers: People who sleep 9 hours or more per night Circadian Rhythms: Bodily changes that occur every 24 hours Biological Rhythm: Any repeating cycle of biological activity Measuring Sleep Changes Electroencephalograph (EEG): Amplifies and records electrical activity in the brain Beta Waves: Small fast brainwaves associated with being alert and awake Alpha Waves: Large, slow brainwaves associated with relaxation and falling asleep...
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2011 for the course PSYCHOLOGY ps 101 taught by Professor - during the Spring '10 term at Montgomery.

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