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Chapter 3

PSY 1101 Chapter Notes - Chapter 3: Chemical Substance, Psychological Dependence, Snoring


Department
Psychology
Course Code
PSY 1101
Professor
Jenna Boulanger
Chapter
3

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Chapter 3 – Consciousness and the two-track mind
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Consciousness – our awareness or ourselves and our environment.
The brain and consciousness
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Cognitive neuroscience – the interdisciplinary study of the brain activity
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blindness.
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pop-out<E! 
Inattentional blindness – failing to see visible objects when our attention is
directed elsewhere.
Change blindness /
Sleep and dreams
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