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Date Created: 10/05/16
Weekly Quiz Study Guide Chapter 4: Consciousness Consciousness: awake, your awareness of the outside world & of your mental process thoughts, feelings & perceptions. Not a collection of “chopped bits” of disconnected thoughts & experiences, but a continuous process of thinking, like “Like Water Following down a river” We can have mental process without awareness. Different States of consciousness: Focused High; fully awake awareness and alert Learning a new skill; watching an engrossing movie Drifting Variable or shifting Daydreaming, or letting one’s thoughts wander consciousness Divided Medium; attention consciousness split be- tween two Thinking of other things while exercising or driving a car activities States of unconsciousness in which the person is Sleeping and Low generally unaware of external surroundings but may dreaming respond to certain stimuli Complete loss of consciousness with little or no Deep Nil awareness of the outside world; may be caused by a unconsciousness blow to the head, surgical anesthesia, or coma Altered states oVariable Changes in consciousness associated with hypnosis, consciousness meditation, and drug use Sleeping & Dreaming: Circadian rhythm: pattern of fluctuations in bodily processes that occur regularly each day. (Sleep-wake cycle, body’s temperature, blood pressure heart rate) Stages of sleep: from light to deep sleep, (Stages 1 thru 4) to REM (rapids eyes movement) sleep (associated with dreaming) Sleep-wake disorder: Insomnia Narcolepsy: sudden, unexplained, “sleep attacks” during the day. Sleep apnea: stop breathing during sleep Nightmare disorder: during REM Night terriers: during deep sleep, panic attacks (army people get these when they come home from the war.
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