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Consciousness and the Two- Track Mind  
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Waking Consciousness Consciousness our awareness of ourselves and our environments
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Waking Consciousness Selective Attention focusing of consciousness on a particular stimulus as in the cocktail party effect (the ability to attend selectively to only one voice among many). At the level of conscious awareness, whatever has your attention pretty much has your undivided attention. Note the “change blindness” experiment on page 205 – most people did not notice when the person giving them directions changed to another person.
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Consciousness, modern psychologists believe, is an  awareness of ourselves and our environment. Forms of Consciousness Bill Ling/ Digital Vision/ Getty Images Christine Brune Stuart Franklin/ Magnum Photos AP Photo/ Ricardo Mazalan
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Inattentional Blindness Inattentional blindness refers to the inability to 
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Unformatted text preview: see an object or a person in our midst. Simons & Chabris (1999) showed that half of the observers failed to see the gorilla-suited assistant in a ball passing game. Daniel Simons, University of Illinois Change Blindness Change blindness is a form of inattentional blindness in which two-thirds of individuals giving directions failed to notice a change in the individual asking for directions. 1998 Psychonomic Society Inc. Image provided courtesy of Daniel J. Simmons. Sleep and Dreams Biological Rhythms periodic physiological fluctuations Circadian Rhythm the biological clock regular bodily rhythms, such as of wakefulness and body temperature, that occur on a 24-hour cycle Bright light helps reset our biological clocks...
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This note was uploaded on 02/21/2012 for the course PSYCH 101 taught by Professor Ennis during the Winter '09 term at Waterloo.

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