Nov 15 - Dreams & Learning

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011 Dreams Revisited Theories of Dreaming Classical Conditioning Model Next Time: Learning II Scan: p. 246 – 256 Are nightmares common? Why do we dream? How do we learn by classical conditioning? B.W. IS ON TRIAL FOR MURDER. HE CLAIMS THAT HE WAS DREAMING AND STARTED TO SLEEPWALK. THEREFORE, HE SHOULD NOT BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE BECAUSE HE WAS DREAMING AT THE TIME. YOU DON’T BELIEVE HIS STORY. WHY? a. Dreams do not contain violent content b. Sleepwalking would suppress dreaming c. Dreamers are still conscious d. Dreams and sleepwalking most likely occur in Stage 2 sleep e. Dreams and sleepwalking typically occur in different stages of sleep Sleepwalking occurs in Stage 4, whereas dreaming tends to occur in REM Structure Mostly visual Mostly colour Duration directly related to duration of REM Eye movements related to action Events unfold in real time “Fleeting experiences” Quickly forgotten Dreams Why do we remember some dreams? Homework: Dreaming
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This note was uploaded on 01/19/2012 for the course PSYCH 1000 taught by Professor Atkinson during the Fall '09 term at UWO.

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