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11 Dec 2010
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Chapter 5 Consciousness
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Melatonin plays a key role in adjusting biological clocks
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Electromyograph (EMG): records muscular activity.
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Electroocuolograph (EOG): records eye movemets.
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Reticular formation is important to sleep and wakefulness.
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Ascending reticular activating system (ARAS): consists
of the afferent fibers running through the reticular formation
that influence physiological arousal.
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The ebb and flow of sleep and waking is regulated through
activity in a constellation of interacting brain centers.
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Serotonin and GABA appear to play esp. important roles in
the regulation of sleep.
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REM and slow-wave sleep contribute to firming up learning
that takes place during the day.
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Narcotics (opiates): drugs derived from opium that are
capable of relieving pain. Makes the high an attractive
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Melatonin plays a key role in adjusting biological clocks. Reticular formation is important to sleep and wakefulness. Ascending reticular activating system (aras): consists of the afferent fibers running through the reticular formation that influence physiological arousal. The ebb and flow of sleep and waking is regulated through activity in a constellation of interacting brain centers. Serotonin and gaba appear to play esp. important roles in the regulation of sleep. Rem and slow-wave sleep contribute to firming up learning that takes place during the day. Narcotics (opiates): drugs derived from opium that are capable of relieving pain. Makes the high an attractive www. notesolution. com escape from reality. Side effects: lethargy, nausea, impaired mental and motor functioning. Sedative: sleep-inducing drugs that tend to decrease central nervous system activation and behavioral activity. Side effects: drowsiness, emotional swings, impairments in motor coordination and mental functioning. Stimulants: drugs that tend to increase cns activation and behavioral activity.

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