Study Guide Part 2
Study Guide Part 2 PSY 100-005
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This 1 page Study Guide was uploaded by Lauren on Tuesday February 9, 2016. The Study Guide belongs to PSY 100-005 at Colorado State University taught by Hillary Wehe in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 99 views. For similar materials see General Psychology in Psychlogy at Colorado State University.
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Date Created: 02/09/16
Psychology Study Guide (continued): Consciousness and Duel Processing Plasticity: The brain’s ability to be flexible and to adapt and change shape Grows with experience Connecting the Hemispheres: Corpus callosum: white matter (myelination) that connects the 2 hemispheres and controls communication Split brain: Corpus callosotomy epilepsy can lead to “split brain syndrome” ties severed between the left and right hemisphere Shows conscious experience vs. unconscious experience Lateralization=certain things are more dominant in one hemisphere compared to the other The 2 hemispheres are stronger together! Determinants of Awareness: Neural communication and attention—ex: being hyperfocused on one thing and missing other things Higher vs. lower ordered pathways blind sight, patient DF Levels of Awareness: Level of awareness depends on state of the body Brain activity regularly changes (activity very low during sleep) Depends on brain waves
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