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SOCI 1121

Consciousness , the Two-Track Mind and Attachment Brain States and Consciousness  Consciousness: - our awareness of ourselves and our environment Some states occur Daydreaming Drowsiness Dreaming spontaneously Some are Hallucinations Orgasm Food or oxygen physiologically starvation induced Some are Sensory deprivation Hypnosis Meditation psychologically induced  Cognitive Neuroscience: - the interdisciplinary study of the brain activity linked with cognitive (including perception, thinking, memory, and language)  Dual-processing: - the principle that information is often simultaneously processed on separate conscious and unconscious tracks.  Blindsight: - a condition in which a person can respond to a visual stimulus without consciously experiencing it. (the act that you can see)  Selective attention: - the focusing of conscious awareness on a particular stimulus.  Your five senses take in 11000000 bits of information per second but only about 40 are processed.  Inattentional Blindness: - failing to see visible objects when our attention is directed elsewhere.  Change Blindness: - failing to notice changes in the environment Sleep and Dreams  Circadian rhythm: - the biological clock; regular bodily rhythms (ex. Temperature & wakefulness) that occur on
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