This preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.
Unformatted text preview: Either the person sees the word or they don’t at all. it either takes over the occiptal area or it does not Things in the subconscious are the components that lead to consciousness Level of alertness dependson where you are in your circadian rhythm Functions of Sleep The restorative view: sleep enables the body to repair wear and tear Sleep deprivation can alter immune function and lead to early death Can also lead to hallucinations and perceptual disorder Is required for memory The evolutionary view: sleeping minimizes the consumption of energy at night Sleeping keeps the animal still and therefore safe from walking into dangers at night Characteristics of REM sleep Presence of rapid eye movements Increased presence of dreaming Increased autonomic nervous system activity EEG resembles that of awake state (beta wave) Paralysis of major voluntary muscles Why do we dream? Psychoanalytic view: dreams represent a window into the unconscious...
View Full Document
This note was uploaded on 01/26/2012 for the course 830 201 taught by Professor Leyton during the Spring '08 term at Rutgers.
- Spring '08