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-Shows where mental awareness is.
- able to process information - very controlled
-Controlled: you choose what you wish to focus on.
-Thoughts follow one another -> linear
-Tip: fully conscious
-Preconscious level -memory bank.
-Subconscious level - Information that is processed subconsciously
(you don't need the information right now).
-i.e. cocktail phenomenon - subconscious automatic processing -
group of friends that are talking beside another group of friends
talking. Your name is mentioned in the group beside you and you
pay attention because something meaningful is being said -
subconscious to conscious.
-We process a lot of information subconsciously, simultaneously.
-Freud's Unconscious - Repressed memories - come out in dreams,
disguised manner. Contains very painful emotions (i.e. abuse,
trauma). Children -> easier for them to repress emotions.
[emotionally loaded]
-Non-conscious - i.e. blood pressure, heart rate. They are not aware
of blood pressure, but they can learn to lower it~. Physiological
functions.
Subconscious- you
can bring them to
consciousness if you
focus on it. Senses
that you can report
on.
Non-conscious- you
cannot bring it to
consciousness - i.e.
blood pressure.
Structure of Consciousness
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Everyday changes are governed
by circadian rhythms.
Alertness
Core body temp.
Secretion of growth
hormone
Body temp. drops during sleep
Growth occurs during sleep
12am 12pm 12am
Receptors notice changes and
sends the info to hypothalamus.
a)
Some people use melatonin to
reprogram their clocks.
Melatonin produced in
response to light…
Consciousness
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