Block 3 Lecture Notes - Block 3 Consciousness...

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Block 3 Consciousness “consciousness is the mental reality we create in order to adapt to the world in which we live” – Robert Sternberg Consciousness and Awareness Freud: ego function Solms: consciousness is a sensory organ turned inward Continuum of consciousness (2 extremes) Excited, vigilant coma Categories: Absorbed, distracted Entranced, hypnotized (déjà vu) Divided Drug induced Depressed, manic Self consciousness Systems involved in consciousness Skeletal-muscular system Sensory systems Circulatory, respiratory, endocrine, metabolic, thermoregulatory, gastrointestinal Problems of being unconscious and of the unconscious
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Being unconscious: coma, sleep, all that is not conscious Incidental memory Autonomous behaviors Stimuli to which we have adapted Places our attention isn’t THE unconscious: Freudian unconscious (is it real?) Sleep 30% if our life is spent here Sleep evolved Being quiet at a vulnerable time Consolidating waking-time memories Lower cognitive functioning Microsleeps intrude (become longer with deprivation) Insomniacs Behavior: Movement and non-movement Eye movement Respiration slows, regularizes Genital vascogestion episodes
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Electrophysiology Sleep Disorders DIMS Disorders of Initiating and Maintaining Sleep Insomnia: associated with psychiatric disorders, drugs and alcohol, respiratory impairment (sleep apnea) Sleep Myoclonia (restless leg syndrome) Sleep behavioral disorder (acting out dreams) REM w/o atonia Fatal familial insomnia DOES Disorders Of Excessive Sleep Narcolepsy (attacks of REM sleep) assoc with psychiatric disorders
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