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PSY205 2 - Hans Berger The Electric-Encephalo-Graph(EEG...

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PSY205 2/8/11 05:27 Consciousness: interal and external awareness Maontignac, France: Evolutionary emergence? 3 teenagers scared by war go into woods w/ dog dog falls in hole Lascaux Caves Julian Jaynes (bicameral mind) The Iliad (Homer 800 BC) John R. Searle “consciousness if the emergent property of the brain” MOVIE Crick & Watson: discovered molecular structure DNA Neutrons fire 40 times/second The Study of Conscoiusness Study the conditions when it is altered or absent:  Coma, sleep, chem. Included changes Coma Where is the neural control? Federic Bremer Cat experiemtn (instion) Cerceau Esde (above pons) Coma, brain activity flat lines Encephala Esole (below pons) *Ascneding Reticular Activating System (ARAS)
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Sleep Circadian Phythms Circadian Pace Maker The superchiasmatic nucleus (SCN): responsible for length of cycle Pineal Gland: Produces melatonin Released between 9PM -7AM
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Unformatted text preview: Hans Berger The Electric-Encephalo-Graph (EEG) Beta waves (Aroused)-faster than Alpha, lower voltage Alpha waves (relaxed wakefulness) 10 cycles/sec Theta waves – sleeping, spikes Delta waves – deep sleep, large waves REM waves – dreaming RAM sleep- Rapid Eye Movement The study of sleep becomes possible Michael Jouvet: two types of sleep A. slow wave sleep Immune repsonce (sleep 5 ours a night minimum) Growth hormone B. REM sleep Consolidation Appetite Structural maturation Altered States of Consciousness History: Animals Mushrooms 1500bc, alcohol 10,000 BC, Marijuana 2800 BC, Opium 2000 BC Birth of psychopharmacology 1951- Henri Laborit Psychopharmacology Pharmacon: cure or poison Psychopharmacology= study of drugs w/ behavioral effects Classes of Psychoactive drugs Stimulants - 05:27 05:27...
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