PSYC 1010 Midterm: PSYCH CH 5-8 TEST 2 Dec 5.docx

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Consciousness: the awareness of internal and external stimuli, continuous flow stream of consciousness . If task requires significant cognitive resources may be less accurate awareness of external information. Controlled (judgments or thoughts) and automatic processes (unconscious, inattentional) Experiment- people rating faces unaware of an associated with smell. Malcom gladwell"s book blink - referring to how quickly and effortlessly some of our judgments and choices seem to be made. Electroencphalograph: device that monitors the electrical activity of the brain over time by means of recording electrodes attached to the surface of the scalp, tracings called brainwaves: vary in amplitude (height) and frequency (cycles per second cps), Beta (13-24 cps)- normal awake thought, alert problem solving. Alpha (8-12 cps)- deep relaxation, blank mind, meditation. Sleep and daily cycle: rhythmic variations: blood pressure, hormones, urine, physical functions, alertness, short term memory, other cognitive performance, and body temperature (peaks in afternoon, low at night).

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