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Consciousness: the subjective experience of the world and mental activity 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 REM sleep: the stage of sleep marked by rapid eye movements, dreaming, and paralysis of motor systems Insomnia: a disorder characterized by an inability to sleep Sleep apnea: a disorder in which a person stops breathing while asleep Narcolepsy: a sleep disorder in which people fall asleep during normal waking hours Microsleeps: brief, unintended sleep episodes, ranging from a few seconds to a minute, caused by
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Unformatted text preview: chronic sleep deprivation • Circadian rhythms: the regulation of biological cycles into regular patterns • Dreams: the product of an altered state of consciousness in which images and fantasies are confused with reality • Manifest content: the plot of a dream; the way a dream is remembered • Latent content: what a dream symbolizes or the material that is disguised in a dream to protect the dreamer • Activation- synthesis hypothesis: a theory of dreaming that proposes that neural stimulation from the pons activates mechanisms that normally interpret visual input • Hypnosis: a social interaction during which a person responding to suggestions, experience changes in memory, perception, and/or voluntary action • Meditation: a mental procedure that focuses attention on an external object or on a sense of awareness • Chapter 4 Monday, September 12, 2011 6:14 PM Psychology 1001 Page 1...
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