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Classnotes 5 General Psychology – Spring 2008 Dr. Hunt Key Words and Terms: Consciousness Selective Attention 2 Requirements of selective attention 3 Levels of consciousness (Levels of Information Processing) 1. High: controlled processes: sharp and focused Cocktail party effect 2. Middle: auto processes/ daydreaming: 3. Minimal (no): Unconscious (Freud) vs. Unconscious (bio-based) Sleep and Dreams: A. Circadian or Biological rhythms
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Unformatted text preview: Suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) Melatonin B. Sleep stages: Beta waves: Alpha waves: Stages of Sleep: Stage 1 NREM: Hypnagogic Hallucinations Myoclonic jerks (aka: sleep start) Stage 2 NREM: K complexes sleep spindles Stage 3 NREM: slow wave Stage 4: slow wave and delta waves Stage 1 REM Purpose of REM: Memory Learning REM rebound (Brain cycles back to Stage 2 NREM…etc.)...
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