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PSYC 100 Chapter Notes -Inattentional Blindness, Suggestibility, Visual Agnosia

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PSYC 100
Ingrid Johnsrude

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Consciousness 6/8/2012 6:50:00 AM
Consciousness awareness of processes
Blind sight- ability to interact behaviorally with objects while remaining consciously
unaware of them
Accomplishments require 2 capacities
1. Must be able to translate private events into symbolic expressions
Brain mechanisms we use to communicate with others must receive input
from the systems of the brain involved in perceiving
2. Our words must have an effect on the person listening
Selective attention the process that controls our awareness of particular categories of
stimuli in a particular location
If a stimulus occurs where we expect it, we perceive it more quickly
If it occurs where we do not expect we perceive it more slowly
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