Glasglow Coma Scale scale classifies people as suffering from severe moderate

Glasglow coma scale scale classifies people as

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Glasglow Coma Scale: scale classifies people as suffering from severe, moderate, or mildbrain injury based on their degree of eye opening, verbal responsiveness, and motor responsiveness. Scores are used to predict an individual’s chance of recovery.Vegetative State: activity in the reticular activating system (responsible for circadian regulation of wake/sleep cycles) but loss of external perceptual processing. Essentially awake but unaware. Eyes may be open, but the person is otherwise unresponsive. Locked-In Syndrome: condition of severe muscle paralysis in otherwise cognitively intactindividuals, generally due to damage of the pons. Can make only small movements of the eyes but cannot communicate verbally. Lucid Dreaming: asleep but aware that one is sleeping and dreaming. Aware but not awake. What is the purpose of consciousness?We normally think of motivation/decisions/choices as preceding and causing behaviour (i.e. Descartes’s dualism). BLINDSIGHTBrain injured patient shown a circle with lines inside will report not seeing anything, but will correctly indicate whether lines are horizontal or not, or if they are moved. The determination is unconscious. To their mind, they feel as though they are guessing. IMPLICIT DECISION MAKING: IOWA GAMBLING TASKThe Iowa Gambling task is a probabilistic decision-making task. The bad decks have a greater net loss, while the good decks have a greater net gain. Determines when people switch to the better deck, and then participants are asked when they decided to switch over. Watching skin conductance response to determine when the decision was actually made. Their behaviour changes and then the idea is produced. ATTENTIONAttention: limited capacity to process information that is under conscious control.Selective Attention:the ability to focus awareness on specific features in the environment while ignoring others. Perceptual Load Model: states that we do not notice potential distracters when a primary task consumes all of our intentional capacity. Sustained Attention: ability to maintain focused awareness on a target. Recall that attention is the ability to focus awareness on specific features in the environment while ignoring others. Examples are the cocktail party effect, where you’ll respond to your name if you hear it in a busy place, or the stroop effect, where you have to say the colour of a word rather than the world. Inattentional blindness occurs when you have your 19
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