States of Consciousness

States of Consciousness - States of Consciousness Why do we...

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States of Consciousness Why do we have different states of consciousness, from wakefulness, to daydreaming, to sleep? It is a strange and interesting topic. These internal shifts are reflected in fluctuations in our energy level, mood, and performance. And so each of us has a finely tuned biological clock. One which not only regulates bodily processes, but which also turns on and off our conscious contact with the world. Human consciousness-our awareness of the world and ourselves-is a constantly changing process. The most important is without consciousness. We could not survive, at least not for long. We could not know about the world outside. In order to function, the mind constructs a set of working blueprints of the environment. These blueprints include some reasonable expectations, hunches, and predictions about what we are liable to find out there. Our consciousness enables us to read these blueprints and act accordingly and swiftly, helping to direct our behavior in adaptive and flexible
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2012 for the course ECON 101 taught by Professor Kdkdk during the Fall '11 term at SDSMT.

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