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
Some are Hallucinations Orgasm Food or oxygen
Some are Sensory deprivation Hypnosis Meditation
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
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