PSYC 1010 Chapter Notes - Chapter 5: Melatonin, Narcolepsy, Motor Coordination

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Consciousness: the awareness of internal and external stimuli. Mind wandering: people"s e(cid:454)pe(cid:396)ie(cid:374)(cid:272)es of task u(cid:374)(cid:396)elated thoughts. Controlled process judgements/thoughts we exert control over. Automatic process effects happen without our intentional effort. Theory of conscious thought: dist(cid:396)a(cid:272)ted f(cid:396)o(cid:373) (cid:862)(cid:272)o(cid:374)s(cid:272)ious deli(cid:271)e(cid:396)atio(cid:374)(cid:863), some decisions may actually be enhanced. Electroencephalograph (eeg): a device that monitors the electrical activity of the brain oer time by means of recording electrodes attached to the surface of the scalp (summarizes brain waves vary in amplitude (height) and frequency (cycles per second)) Eeg patterns in relation to states of consciousness: Beta: 13-24 (cps) normal walking thought, alert problem solving. Alpha: 8-12 (cps) deep relaxation, blank mind, meditation. Unconscious thought more superior when making complex decisions than conscious thoughts (example discussed: picking a roommate) Biological rhythms: periodic fluctuations in physiological functioning o(cid:396)ga(cid:374)is(cid:373) ha(cid:448)e (cid:862)(cid:271)iologi(cid:272)al (cid:272)lo(cid:272)ks(cid:863) that monito the passage of time.

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