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Ch 4 book notes - Ch 4 book notes Consciousness the...

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Ch 4 book notes Consciousness- the subjective experience of the world and of mental activity Automatic tasks- routine tasks Controlled processing- difficult or unfamiliar tasks that require greater conscious effort Persistent vegetative state- unconsciousness (with sleep/wake cycle) for over a month Minimally conscious state- between vegetative state and full consciousness Corpus callosum- major connection between the hemispheres Split brain- a condition in which the corpus callosum is surgically cut and the two hemispheres of the brain do not receive information directly from each other Interpreter- a left hemisphere process that attempts to make sense of events Subliminal perception- information processed without conscious awareness Blindsight- a condition in which people who are blind have some spared visual capacities in the absence of any visual awareness Global workspace model- posits that consciousness arises as a function of which brain circuits are active. Electroencephalogram- EEG, machine that measures the brain’s electrical activity. Theta waves- can be aroused easily Sleep spindles- large waves (k-complexes) Delta waves- regular brain patterns REM sleep- the stage of sleep marked by rapid eye movements, dreaming, and paralysis of motor systems.
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