PSY100H1 : PSYCH NOTES CH. 5.doc

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~ = represents the keyword of the subtitle ex. circadian rhythms. Narcolepsy: a serious sleep disorder in which those who suffer from it often fall asleep uncontrollably during their everyday routine. Sleep plays important roles in information retention, effectiveness of vaccines, immune regulation, metabolic control. Sleep deprivation has been linked to increased brain sensitivity to negative emotional stimuli. Consciousness: the awareness of internal and external stimuli. Even when asleep or under anesthesia, we can maintain some degree of consciousness. Stream of consciousness: our continuously flowing and changing consciousness (coined by william. One can have attention without consciousness, and vice versa. Mind wandering: people"s experience of task-unrelated thoughts estimated that ppl spend 15%-50% of their time mind wandering; less likely to happen if what you"re doing requires significant cognitive resources. Currently, research suggests that consciousness does not arise from any distinct structure in the brain, but rather from activity in distributed networks of neural pathways.

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