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What are the levels of awareness?

What are the levels of awareness?

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School: Colorado State University
Department: Psychology
Course: General Psychology
Professor: Hillary wehe
Term: Spring 2016
Tags: psy 100
Cost: 50
Name: Study Guide Part 2
Description: Study Guide regarding notes from 2/9
Uploaded: 02/10/2016
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Psychology Study Guide (continued): 


What are the levels of awareness?



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!


What is lateralization?




Define plasticity.



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 We also discuss several other topics like What is the smallest stimulus that you can detect?
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∙ Brain activity regularly changes (activity very low during sleep) ∙ Depends on brain waves

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