PSYCO104 Chapter Notes - Chapter 6: Barbiturate, Mescaline, Sleep Debt

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State of consciousness : a pattern of subject experience , a way of experiencing internal and external events altered state of consciousness: variations from our normal waking state . Consciousness : our moment to moment awareness of ourselves and our environment: Dynamic - constantly changing, changes from moment to moment. Sense of self - there is an i component. Selective attention - attention allows your mind to focus and process some info in depth and exclude other info. Process of info selection and suppressing or ignoring other info. Sigmund freud: 3 levels of awareness: conscious mind (thoughts, perceptions, mental events that we currently aware) Controlled processing: voluntary use of attention and conscious effort, need to pay a lot of attention (learn to drive, type) Automatic processing: little or no conscious effort (mostly when carrying out routine actions or well-learned tasks) [dis: reduce chance of finding new ways]

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