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STATES OF CONSCIOUSNESS March 4, 2008 Consciousness o Awareness of thoughts, feelings, external environment at any given time o Circadian rhythm=cyclical changes in arousal approximating of 24-hour day (body  temperature and alertness) o There is a correlation between body temperature and sleep (sleep when temp is low) o The biological clock is in the SCN (suprachiasmatic nucleus)
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Unformatted text preview: o Environmental cues reset us everyday (the best cue is light) o To reduce jet lag: Get a 5 hour dose of bright sunlight Better to fly west o For shift changes, it is best to rotate forward o Students: do not cram (isn’t worth sleep loss) o Alzheimer’s patients have CR disturbances...
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