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Psyc 2010 Ch 3 Notes

by: Lauren Fleming

Psyc 2010 Ch 3 Notes Psyc 2010 sec 3- Taylor

Lauren Fleming
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These notes cover the 3rd chapter in class.
Intro to Psyc
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Lauren Fleming on Thursday January 28, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Psyc 2010 sec 3- Taylor at Clemson University taught by Dr. Taylor in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 33 views. For similar materials see Intro to Psyc in Psychlogy at Clemson University.

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Date Created: 01/28/16
Psyc Chapter 3: Consciousness & the 2 Track Mind    Sleep & Dreaming  I. Sleep: The Biological Basis  ● circadian rhythms  ○ Entrainment­ body responds to external cues  ■ rhythm is synchronized with external event  ○ Endogenous rhythms  ■ generated within us  ● controlled in part by the hypothalamus in t​uprachiasmic  nucleus   ○ bright light signals the nucleus to decrease melatonin  production, disrupting sleep  A. Sleep Stages  ­ defined by brain waves  1. Alpha Stage: awake but not relaxed; alpha waves (hypnagogic  state)  2. Sleep Stages​:  ● 3 “non­REM” s​tages  ○ NREM­1: theta waves  ○ NREM­2: sleep spindles­ bursts of irregular activity  ○ NREM­3: delta waves ­ deepest sleep  ○ One ‘’R​apidEy​eM​ovement’’ stage (random waves)    B. Sleep Deprivation & Disorders  ○ research shows that working the shift for 3 weeks is much less  stressful   ○ follow the clock when setting shift sequence  ○ increase in physical stress & social stress when rhythm is disrupted  ○ Disorder #1: Sleep apnea ­ wake up & gasping for air­ symptoms  include waking up suddenly, breathlessness ­ breathing actually  stops    II. Dreaming  A. Theories of Dreaming 


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