Lecture 6 Consciousness Part 1

Lecture 6 Consciousness Part 1 - Consciousness: The...

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Unformatted text preview: Consciousness: The awareness of internal and external stimuli Various kinds of awareness: Of external events Of internal sensations Of oneself as unique to experiences Of thoughts about experiences 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”—see people drink coke, and you’ll want it yourself. Krosnick study: Subliminal messages may shape attitudes without conscious awareness. 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. 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-6am peak Siesta zone: 1-4 PM Programmed for naps Sleeping and Dreaming Functions of Sleep Memory consolidation Energy conservation Helps restore bodily functions Sleep Deprivation: Decrease immune functions Leads to hallucinations and perceptual disorders Less alert and attentive More irritable Ability to perform simple tasks declines. Stages of Sleep Non REM (Rapid Eye Movement) Sleep Stage 1: light sleep, small irregular brain waves,...
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This note was uploaded on 01/27/2012 for the course PSYCH 111 taught by Professor Schreier during the Fall '08 term at University of Michigan.

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Lecture 6 Consciousness Part 1 - Consciousness: The...

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