Sleep and Altered States of Consciousness
Sleep and Altered States of Consciousness PSY110
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Sleep and Altered States What is Consciousness sense of self and the world around us the Mark Rouge Mirror test self recognition test that identifies a human child s ability to recognize a re ection in a mirror as their own places a dot on the nose What is Altered Consciousness temporary change in one s normal mental state without being considered unconcious not normal alert conscious awareness Sleep the best studied altered state brain activity varies during sleep wide awake alert beta waves awake relaxed alpha waves hypnogogic state right when you start to fall asleep you begin to review the day sleep stage 1 2 3 4 produces different wave patterns can tell what state of sleep light deep on a typical night you go through cycles o REM periods 90 minutes when dream occurs Circadian Rhythms all plants and animals have them do things at certain times of day based on different factors calibrated by sun being aware of time of day mediated by melatonin hormone that is produced in brain makes you sleep Why do we sleep Repair Theory to recover from the damage cell of the day Adaptive Nonresponding to keep out of harms way we adapted to sleep at night because we are not well suited for life at night vision evolved sleep patterns to fIt into the part of society that we occupy Why do we dream Repression Hypothesis Freud based on unconscious content motivated by unconscious mind unconscious mind is made up of repressed thoughts and feelings that we don t want to remember ActivationSynthesis Hypothesis cerebral cortex consciousness is not 100 turned off one part of brain is having random activation of feelings and memories other part of brain is creating a story that is tying these things together Problem Solving Hypothesis cope with anxieties and problems in our life if you wake someone up during their dream they can tell you what its about most likely something anxiety producing o Memory Consolidation evolved the capacity to have dreams in order to move information from short term memory to long term memory choosing just important things what is worth saving in your mind Sleep Disorders Insomnia can t sleep Narcolepsy people who have sudden sleep attacks suddenly fall asleep Sudden Infant Death Syndrome SIDS healthy baby may suddenly die in their sleep Sleep Apnea keep waking up not getting enough deep sleep Sleep walking Somnambulism Sleep talking Bed wetting Enuresis Nocturnal Myoclonus uncontrolled movements in sleep
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