6. Consciousness Part One

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Consciousness Part One
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Consciousness: The awareness of internal and external stimuli Various kinds of awareness: Of internal sensations Of external events Of oneself as unique to experiences Of thoughts about experiences
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Subliminal Perception Subliminal Perception: can we be unaware of things and have them still have an impact? James Vicary and “Drink Coke and Eat Popcorn” Krosnick study: subliminal messages shape attidues without conscious awareness
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Freud and Consciousness Three Levels of Consciousness Conscious: mental events we are aware of Preconscious:mental events that can be brought to our awareness Unconscious:mental events inaccessible to our awareness
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Circadian Cycles Individuals have different internal clocks Most run on a 24 hour cycle Almost all are set for sleep at night Night time sleepiness: 2am-6am peak Siesta Zone: 1-4pm → naps Programmed for naps
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Sleeping and Dreaming Functions of Sleep Memory consolidation Energy conservation Helps restore bodily functions
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Sleep Deprivation - Decrease immune function - Leads to hallucinations and perceptual disorders - less alert and attentive - more irritable - ability to perform simple tasks declines
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Stages of Sleep Non REM (Rapid Eye Movement) Sleep Stage 1: light sleep, small irregular brain
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This note was uploaded on 01/04/2012 for the course PSYCH 111 taught by Professor Schreier during the Fall '08 term at University of Michigan.

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